- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
A special way to remember your beloved pet is to collect his or her fur and send it off to a "spinner" to have it magically turned into yarn! Now you can knit or crochet a scarf, hat, sweater (for you and/or your pet), or anything else you want to make depending on how much yarn your pet hair created.
Knitting with Dog Hair by Kendall Crolius and Anne Montgomery lists spinners (who will turn your fur into yarn), dog breeds (top breeds for best results), step-by-step instructions on how to collect, clean, and store your pet's fur, patterns for beginner or experienced knitters and how to modify patterns to accommodate pet-spun yarn. There's also instructions on how to make and use a "drop spindle" to create your own yarn. The authors don't really approve of dyeing pet yarn, but do include a short chapter about using natural and store-bought dyes.
So, if you like to experiment with unusual yarns or just create a unique gift for your pet-loving friend or relative, have a look at Knitting with Dog Hair.