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post #1 of 22
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I saw this tonight on msnbc- and thought it was fitting to share with you all.

Would any of you seriously consider doing this?!

Cat Hair Sweater Video

I was having some problems w/ the video, but I'm not sure if its just my computer- but if you go to this MSNBC website and scroll 1/2 way down, to the right side is the link to the video
post #2 of 22
Its a cool idea but most of my sweaters LOOK like they are made of cat hair! Don't need to add that to my closet! (not that it would make much difference! )
post #3 of 22
I didn't see the whole piece on th news, just the littl blurb and a quick shot of the sweter. It was really pretty. I could get enough cat hair in about a week to make a sweater out of.
post #4 of 22
Not my kind of thing, sorry! God knows, with 9 cats in my house, I have enough cat hair in my vacuum's cannister to knit 2 sweaters... And i already "wear" cat hair sweaters (and pants; and skirts). I've also haeard of people using dog fur for knitting.


I thought her cats were beautiful, though--the white/grey one looks like my Marge.


Thanks for sharing with us!


MargeCat
post #5 of 22
Hmmm, most of my clothes already look like cat sweaters
post #6 of 22
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Hmmm, most of my clothes already look like cat sweaters
Mine do too
post #7 of 22
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Hmmm, most of my clothes already look like cat sweaters
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Mine do too
Same here! I don't think I'd want to do that though! It might confuse the kitties!
post #8 of 22
hmmm That's kind of wild...I don't think I would do that, I have a bag of Bella's hair from when she had her leg amputated and I touch it whenever I need to, but I don't think I want a sweater...my other cats would freak I think
post #9 of 22
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Hmmm, most of my clothes already look like cat sweaters
Yep mine look like dog and cat hair. I think the sweater is a bad idea. What if you go around someone with allergies to cats that are lethal? With that much cat hair it could pose a big problem for allergic individuals.
post #10 of 22
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I think the sweater is a bad idea. What if you go around someone with allergies to cats that are lethal? With that much cat hair it could pose a big problem for allergic individuals.
No, I don't think so. The hair gets thoroughly washed before knitting, so the saliva (which causes the allergic reaction) gets washed away.
I know someone who weaves dog hair. Some of the dogs I walk would make lovely sweaters! I'd wear one.
post #11 of 22
Not my kind of thing! I think it would gross me out!
post #12 of 22
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No, I don't think so. The hair gets thoroughly washed before knitting, so the saliva (which causes the allergic reaction) gets washed away.
I know someone who weaves dog hair. Some of the dogs I walk would make lovely sweaters! I'd wear one.
I know the saliva is a common allergen. But it can also be the hair.
post #13 of 22
I hear that the cat sweaters are very soft, but I agree with everyone, I already wear a cat and dog clothes everyday. But goodness knows, that I probably could knit everyone here a "scarf" or something from all of the fur I get from using my pet de-shredder comb...Yikes.
post #14 of 22
Muy dad thinks its gross but sounds cool to me, I like that wild idea. I wonder what the sweater would've looked like if they used bangel hair?
post #15 of 22
No way i would ever wear one- that's just weird!
post #16 of 22
I could probably save enough fur to make a few sweaters too!

http://www.nbc10.com/news/11212437/detail.html
post #17 of 22
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I hear that the cat sweaters are very soft, but I agree with everyone, I already wear a cat and dog clothes everyday. But goodness knows, that I probably could knit everyone here a "scarf" or something from all of the fur I get from using my pet de-shredder comb...Yikes.
I probably could make a baby sweater with the hair I get from Harley! Or maybe a hat?
post #18 of 22
Is it just me, or does anyone else find this kinda creepy weird?
post #19 of 22
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Is it just me, or does anyone else find this kinda creepy weird?
I kind of agree with you. I think its a lil gross that she went around her house picking up loose hair that her cat shed to make a sweater out of. I mean dont get me wrong its still cool to put in like a show case but to actually wear it?? its a lil odd to me I dont know maybe Im just weird lol
post #20 of 22
I usually try not to wear cat hair...not sure I'd really want a sweater made out of it
post #21 of 22
I already have a fine layer of cat hair on all my sweaters. I do often joke that I should save all the Stanley hair and make another one because he is soooo sweet

As much as I love my cats, this does strike me as a little gross. I would probably be miserable with the allergies too. Then again, I don't really like wool that much either.
post #22 of 22
I wonder what it would feel like to wear such a sweater. The cats are so soft.

It is a weird idea but I don't see any harm in it.
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