Oct 11, 2008

Fur That Doesn't Kill

Some time ago I received from a friend (as a joke) a link to a book titled: Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than From A Sheep You'll Never Meet

We both suffer from "dog and cat hair surplus" a common disease among pet owners that makes it almost impossible to wear black without looking at least "weird". If you have pets, you know what I am talking about...

Of course I never bought the book, as I am not the knitting type anyway. But yesterday, browsing the site of Erwan Fichou -a french photographer- I came across his "Dogwool series" with pictures of people wearing things done with their pets hair/fur. I have to say that I was pretty impressed by what can be done with dog hair!

Here more samples...

I look online and it seems the news have spread already among bloggers and DIY. But what I find funny and sad at the same time is how some people find it "gross" or "disgusting". When you think about it, there is no killing involved, it is in some way recycling, and my guess is that it has to be pretty soft and warm at the same time.

I found at least one place that takes care of transforming the hair into yarn, but I am sure there are more. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. If I was into knitting I would probably start a business around this and the mutts will be finally paying for their own food..., sadly I hate knitting and live in Florida, where a sweater is something you need twice a year!

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