It's shedding time once again - just in case you needed to be reminded.LOL. I swear I could sit all day with every possible grooming tool I own and still not be ahead. It has been a very windy last few days here in Michigan, and every time the wind blows, the fur flies. Poor Minnie reminds me of Pig Pen from Charlie Brown - but instead of being surrounded by a cloud of filth, it's fur.

I try to make the process seem more fruitful, by reminding myself of all the bird nests Minnie will be contributing to. But the only thing that really makes me smile every year, is remembering an ad I saw once, in one of my knitting magazines. It may already be on this forum already, but are you all aware of the option of having your corgi fur, spun into yarn and made into an attractive sweater for yourself - or perhaps a hat & scarf set for some lucky, loved one on your Christmas list? Talk about recycling. According to one site, double coated dog fur is actually warmer then wool. And...Martha Stewart is said to be down with the idea as well.

I myself, can not wrap my head around wearing my dog - But....just in case any of you would like to make the most out of this shedding season - let me know, I would be willing to knit anything for a fellow corgi lover and/or wearer.

Check out this link for more info - www.vipfibers.com

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Comment by Avyon on April 27, 2010 at 2:14pm
LOL hilarious John!

Thanks so much Gina! Let's see how this goes :)
Comment by John Wolff on April 27, 2010 at 1:37pm
It is everywhere.
I often work in a biosafety cabinet -- a laminar-flow HEPA-filtered environment that's supposed to be more sterile than an operating room. Twice, doing my tissue-culture work, I have noticed -- oh, dear, what is that on the outside of that flask? -- yes, undeniably, a tricolored Welsh corgi hair.
Comment by Gina Mac/Fergie & Minnie on April 27, 2010 at 1:34pm
Avyon - check out www.vipfibers.com. According to the website, you can just send it in, and they will turn it into yarn for you. I would love to find out how much yarn you would get out of a season of shedding. It's probably not as much as we think it is.
Comment by Avyon on April 27, 2010 at 10:24am
The kids "dad" is collecting Charlie's fur to try this out. So far we haven't found a way to spin dog fur yet and we even talked to a yarn lady at her shop to see if she knew how. Her reply was "I had a customer give me a whole bag of fur and I just don't know how to do it! I've tried all my tools!" soooo uh.. if anyone knows the magic trick to this we'll give it a try lol.
Comment by Bev Levy on April 27, 2010 at 7:43am
I had a friend years ago that had Siberian Huskys that saved their fur and had it made into yarn. It really took a lot to do it.Can't imagine how many corgis it would take....

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