October 9, 2007

Bad Dog!


Finished back piece & right front of Kushu Jacket. Today I walked into my house to find my beautiful merino gnawed to bits along with a bamboo needle. I guess our dog, Gwen, found the yarn tasty. She's added expensive yarn to her breakfast menu, which usually consists of dog food and the occasional shoe.
Hard to tell from the photo, but the top of the cone is completely chewed, resulting in long, useless pieces of yarn. I placed an order to replace the ruined yarn immediately. And, of course, it's on back order. Fortunately, I didn't have much of the left front started, but I still had to choke back some tears. Gwen got a bit of a tongue lashing, though. I suppose I will place my knitting basket higher when I leave the house from now on. It's either that or the crate for my little destroyer dog. Just thought I would share a laugh with everybody, or else I will just cry! If anyone has any ideas for the merino, please post. Maybe, a cool witches wig for Halloween.

9 comments:

Nancy McRay said...

OH. No.


I can't think of anythign else to say.

Olgajazzy said...

Cara, I am soo sorry! It's a pain, bad bad doggy, but you know it's a proof that not only you find Habu delicious, your dog does too! I hope your yarn will come in mail soon if not Stitches East is this coming friday and if they have the color there I can pick it up for you. Just let me know!
Hugs!! And no laughs at all!

Queen of the froggers said...

Oh dear, I hope the yarn arrives sooner than expected.

Christie said...

Oh my gosh!

Nora said...

Oh. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Nora

Michele said...

oh cara, heartbreaking! that's not funny.

Cara said...

Thanks for all the sympathy and offers of help. I knew I could cry on your shoulders. My husband & kids just don't understand.

I've known people who had very expensive couches and even walls eaten by their dogs. So, this is not so bad compared to that. At least I got the back & 1 piece of the front finished. I'm finishing my Kushu scarf now. I've also got a Skif sweater that I'm dying to start, so I'll do that while I wait for my yarn.

TussahSilk said...

Oooh... bad, bad doggy. I hope he slunk away into a corner when he saw how upset you were. I hope your replacement yarn comes soon.

Debbi Baker said...

Just found your blog via a google tag. Love your header! Bad doggie but if you have an embellisher you will be able to use the merino no problems! If you don't have one, I am sure you would love one!