The time has come for the dog known as Roxy to stop shedding copious amounts of hair. Our little Arctic misfit has been sloughing off hair grenades all over the house for four months, and frankly, I, the vacuum cleaner, my husband, the washing machine, and the broom are all sick to death of this yearly episode.
I have done my best to keep up with the hair, knowing that it is one of those things that requires persistence. And persist I have, filling four brown lunch bags with soft, fluffy dog undercoat. Gross, you say? Yes, I can understand how you feel. It is an unusual concept in the Information Age. But here at the farm we try to reuse what we can, and Stone Age people had dogs before they had sheep. So, it seems natural to not let this beautiful, useful fiber go to waste. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to the idea.
Tonight is the perfect night to settle down, prepare my space, and let the process begin. I’ll take you step by step through it all. At the end, you’ll see that we have produced a unique and beautiful garment. And honestly, the best part about it is that your kibble-eating, lawn destroying best bud provided the materials. It makes it a fair trade.
Stay tuned for part 2 in the series on going from hair to head gear at SSA. I’m eager to hear your questions and comments as we go, so keep them coming!