Friday, March 25, 2011

Crazy Pet Knitting

I keep thinking I'm done with the pets, but apparently not.  Because there are just way too many lunatic knitters out there with a wide variety of pets they insist on knitting for.  I don't even know if I can prepare you for this.  I mean, it's really crazytown........

A horse sweater - ok.  Yes, we've all seen horse blankets at the race track.  But to actually knit one!?  That's a LOT of yarn and time there!  And pink?  No.

Sweaters for baby goats.  Last time I checked, baby goats had fur....and lived inside for the most part.  

Sweaters for lambs -- isn't that just redundant?  Didn't they donate their fleece to make the yarn in the first place?  Would you cut off your own hair and then make a wig with it?

Cute?  Yes, of course!  But, why???? I mean, this guy's a furball!  I hope that's not angora yarn!

And this rabbit just HAD to have a bandana, because......because......... um.......never mind.

It's so sad when chickens get cold.  Plus the meat gets tough from all that shivering, so this is a necessity!

So, might as well get them used to the knitwear while they're still young.

Now, this guy is quite furry and lives inside.  I KNOW he doesn't get taken for walks or go outside to play.  So, why?  Again, I ask .....why??

I've GOTTA think that knitting a house for a hamster or mouse is a huge waste of time.  I'm no expert, but I have been the owner of a hamster or two in my life.  And I KNOW damn well, a hamster or mouse will chew that thing apart in a matter of days!  So, just give them the damn yarn and don't waste your time!

A birds' nest.  With a lovely flower brooch on it to help camouflage it and make it look more natural, so as not to scare away the birds.  Uh.....yeah....sure......

Oh, so now we're knitting for DEAD animals!?  Nice.

And if you don't like animals, just knit yourself a pet rock.
Just do me a favor and DON'T knit it a sweater!


  1. Oh my gosh, I feel so much better now that I know there is someone out there who feels the same!

  2. I have to confess that I have knitted a chicken jumper! I was asked to do it. A friend keeps ex-battery chickens and they have no feathers. I felt very strange knitting a jumper for an animal.

    I am suprised that you have shown cats wearing jumpers and the scratched and bleeding owners.

  3. Love it!

    We do put sweaters and jackets on out baby goats and lambs because if they get shilled they can die.

  4. I love these! Why so negative??

  5. Sweaters for lambs and kids - yes, it's a thing. We have real winters and when the babies arrive in the middle of it, they need the help.
    And no they don't actually live indoors :) They may have a barn, but its COLD out baby!
    And no they don't donate their wool until they're much, much older.
    But their mothers do.
    Using wool from their mother's fleeces to knit them sweaters? Yep, that's extra sweet. :D