It finally happened. Sputnik, my almost nine month old puppy, got into my one knitting storage chest and got at a skein of Lopi Einband yarn that I needed to use on my Faroese shawl that I work from time to time. Bad dog.
I can understand why Sputnik went after it: it’s wool! It smells like an animal.
Luckily, and surprisingly, he left the actual project alone. I’m thankful for that.
It’s one of those crazy situations that you have laugh, really. Still, I’m not amused. I think the skein is salvageable. I still have it and put it in a sealing freezer storage bag, and away from the dog. I’ll have to take a look at it when he’s not looking.
My husband and I took off Sputnik’s cone, ZenTube, and bandages off yesterday. He was nekked for little bit, but we did put his regular collar back on him, of course. Cone-free doggie, at last! Since the cone has come off, he’s once again curious about yarn, but there’s improvement.
I inadvertently used natural fibers around him, a soft merino superwash . It was from a Zauberball actually. He had no problem with it. Then I took out an alpaca blend that I am knitting a simple shawl with, and we were a little curious about that. After a firm correction and praise, I was able to knit.
I know there are still going to be times when he thinks yarn is a toy. He’s young, and will be seven months old tomorrow. Still, knitting around Sputnik is getting better.
The battle of Dog v. Yarn is getting better. Sputnik is still curious about what I’m doing with string, but has learned, with the back up with a spray bottle, that yarn is a not a toy. I’ve also been sticking to synthetic fibers as not to entice his nose with natural ones. That’s another battle for another time.
I got a few quick projects off, like this cool hat I crocheted (yes, crocheted). I also managed to knit a scarf for the Wrap Up! Project, too.
I apologize for the glare of the fluorescent lights on the hat. Ugh, office lighting.