A few years ago I was captivated by a friend's lovely soft beige knitted hat. It was soft and fuzzy, but not in a woolly, itchy kinda way. She told me it was dog fur! I was shocked. This past year we have lost two dear pets...our cat Libby and Noah's pet rat Sniffles. Now our dear old dog Barley is fading fast. She is fourteen and I worry about how much longer she will hold on. Today on Eco Friday I am sharing a post from Inhabitots , a great website for all things Green with kiddos.
Love your cuddly pet so much you want to immortalize him or her into a soft cuddly sweater? We do it with sheep and goat fur - why not cats and dogs? Allergies aside, the idea is nothing to sneeze at. Danelle German, a professional cat groomer based in Simpsonville, S.C, was troubled by the large amounts of fur she would dispose of after grooming clients’ Persians and Angoras. Her solution? Spin the fur into yarn. Then you can knit the yarn into warm, cozy creations (cute little sweaters, mittens, hats, you name it). Can’t you just imagine grandma knitting your little one a sweater made from Mr. Buttons?