Bits & pieces of my crazy world…

Take the Greyhound to Knitsville

Posted by MeTymeMN on March 2, 2008

I’m shouting out to all the knitting, dog-loving, cold-sympathizing folks for a little help with some Greyhound dogs in need of knitted warmth!  A fellow knitting friend is organizing an effort to help make ‘cowls’ for these dogs…here is the story behind it and what is needed.  Please shoot me an email at if you’re interested in making a cowl  so I can help my friend get a feel for volume and provide you with the information on where to send them. 

If you’d like a copy of the specific pattern shown in these photos, e-mail your request directly to, reference pattern title Dizzy Lily: A snood for a Hound  and that you’ll be making/donating these to the MN Greyhound Rescue Organization…then you get it for FREE; if not then you have to pay for the pattern. 

MN Greyhound Rescue
Why greyhounds? Well, if you’re not familiar with these wonderful dogs, you’re probably not aware of the groups that have sprung up all across the country that find good homes for greyhounds once their track careers are over. It used to be that when a racing dog was retired it was more often than not put to death. Now there is a nation-wide movement to stop this practice – it’s a win-win for everyone! 
It’s pretty obvious when you look at a greyhound that they are not built for the cold weather. They have less body fat than any other dog as a breed and individually they have no conditioning to doing anything but living in a kennel or running. Warm clothes are essential to a successful transition from athlete to companion.Cowls offer warmth up their long, graceful necks and cover the dogs’ very delicate ears. They’re quick to make and a great way to use up remnants.


2 Responses to “Take the Greyhound to Knitsville”

  1. Knitgirl63 said

    I sent a note to erssie – I think this will be fun to make. Now to figure out which yarn from my stash…

  2. […] second project is my finished Snood for the MN Greyhound Rescue Organization.  I blogged about this a little while ago.  This one, too, is very easy and very quick to knit up.  I’m […]

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