knitxcore.: Acrylic Stash-busting Project #1: Make A Yarn Dog.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Acrylic Stash-busting Project #1: Make A Yarn Dog.

yarn dog.

Every time someone finds out that I am a knitter, I instantly inherit several trash bags full of acrylic yarn from their aunt/grandmother/sister-in-law/boss/teacher/distant cousin/craigslist.
While I appreciate the sentiment, the reality of a room full of un-knittable yarn is looming. It's not that I am a yarn snob, I've just seen the damage that constantly knitting with unnatural fibers can do to your hands. I once watched a friend work on a red heart blanket until her hands were bleeding.

yarn dog
My friend Kellyn and I frequently host "crafternoons" in which we tackle the most heinous craft we can think of and giggle at the results. I was trying to come up with a way to use up some of the pallet o' yarn in my craft room and I thought about a craft that I had made 18 years ago in summer camp. After searching google for the phrase "yarn dog" for about twenty minutes, I'm pretty sure I found the exact directions the counselor had used a million years ago. I could remember the process, but needed help with the logistics.

yarn dog


This lil' guy took about two hours in all, and I couldn't be happier with the results. He's a far cry from the yarn-and-coat hanger mess the stood so proudly on top of my mee-maws dresser.

Make your own yarn dog and get rid of some of that inherited yarn!!!!


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8 comments:

Quinn said...

haha i totally know what you mean about the Red Heart yarn, I made the mistake of starting the afghan I have in my blog with that stuff and I HATE IT!!!!! I'll use the rest of my stash to wrap vases and my lamp with :)

gwenstella said...

this is cute! but wait a sec, what's wrong with knitting with unnatural fibres!? i love acrylic yarn! :P

littlebirdbigcity said...

That is hysterical! I love the face. What a blast from the past!

eliza said...

there's a difference between being a yarn snob and having your own taste in yarn...

i like your dog ^_^

Jessi said...

lol - so cute !

Ely . said...

Your little dog is really funny and very well realized !

Have a good day,
Ely.


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miss indie said...

Haha that yarn dog is awesome! Love his face, he's a cutie.
I so know what you mean about Red Heart. Crocheting with that stuff is a nightmare. Blegh.

knitwick said...

Adorable!!! Great idea...