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Aug 24, 2013 00:27:06   #
Seoulborn
 
http://vbspcawildlife.com/node/105

I found my calling for my mini-sub-stash!
 
Aug 24, 2013 00:33:13   #
Grammax8
 
Can do this...easy/charitable donation
Aug 24, 2013 00:44:09   #
Seoulborn
 
My thoughts exactly!
Aug 24, 2013 03:32:19   #
Knitter4ever
 
Wonderful idea!!
Aug 24, 2013 06:11:49   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Would, if I could ...

a) still knit/crochet as tightly as when younger.
b) bring myself to pay the inflated postage rates of today!

Do remember that the critters are wild. That means not housebroken, and I'm sure no one's putting diapers on them. So, don't waste good yarn! Use that icky stuff some well-meaning acquaintance gave you. The nest may - or may not - be washed after use. Some scents don't wash out ... ;)
Aug 25, 2013 07:12:38   #
CT
 
Love this idea!
 
Aug 25, 2013 08:55:32   #
saukvillesu (a regular here)
 
This sounds like a great project, and I can see some of the
"not quite perfect" felted projects as prospects. I might
see whether the more local groups are interested in
receiving some, too. Thanks for the info.
Aug 25, 2013 09:44:38   #
LinJurm
 
Wonderful project! Thanks.
Aug 25, 2013 11:01:50   #
SQM (a regular here)
 
can I use circulars instead of dps? If so how long should the cable be?
Aug 25, 2013 17:21:08   #
krankymax
 
Great idea. At least people care to preserve wildlife. I think a good washable yarn would be good to use.
Aug 26, 2013 00:08:52   #
Seoulborn
 
SQM wrote:
can I use circulars instead of dps? If so how long should the cable be?


I rarely use my dpns any more. I generally use the "magic Loop" method, in which case use a cable that's long enough to feel comfortable to you, or I use my two sets of 9" circulars.
 
Aug 26, 2013 00:21:00   #
courier770
 
I have some concerns about this, real concerns. I live on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains...an area that is devastated by wild fires every spring/summer.

We lose wildlife in those fires every year..those animals that can be rescued need food, since their food source has been burned away. I don't believe that abandoned or orphaned wildlife "babies" need knitted items but we sure have a lot of human babies that need them.

I won't knit for animals, domestic or wild but I will save yarns snippets for birds to use for nests and place them in a bowl on my patio...they "magically" vanish from the bowl.
Aug 26, 2013 00:24:49   #
Seoulborn
 
courier770 wrote:
I have some concerns about this, real concerns. I live on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains...an area that is devastated by wild fires every spring/summer.

We lose wildlife in those fires every year..those animals that can be rescued need food, since their food source has been burned away. I don't believe that abandoned or orphaned wildlife "babies" need knitted items but we sure have a lot of human babies that need them.

I won't knit for animals, domestic or wild but I will save yarns snippets for birds to use for nests and place them in a bowl on my patio...they "magically" vanish from the bowl.
I have some concerns about this, real concerns. I ... (show quote)


Okay, thank you...
Aug 26, 2013 01:07:18   #
courier770
 
"Wildlife" where I live, includes the following: Antelope, Bears, Cougars (Mountain Lions), Deer, Elk and Moose. We are also home to avian species such as Eagles, hawks, many varieties of ducks, turkeys and surprisingly...pelicans!

None of these animals or birds would benefit from knitted items, though they would benefit from donations of feed and money to rehab natural habitats that have been destroyed by either acts of nature or acts of man.

I'm a huge supporter of the environment and our wildlife but t here are times when we DON'T need to step in and provide items that wildlife would never encounter in their natural habitats..knitting happens to be one of them.

I'm a supporter of a wildlife "sanctuary" in my area...they need feed, hay and people willing to help wildlife in "recovery".

Two weeks ago I was driving on my route (I'm a delivery driver) far out in the "wilds", when I noticed something at the edge of a road..it was 108 degrees..I slowed way down, there was an antelope resting in the shade of a tree..one of the very few trees on the Pawnee Grasslands. I crept by, so as to not startle him and let him enjoy his shady resting spot. Sometimes t he best thing we can do is let our wildlife live their lives...we sure seem to complain enough when they don't let us live ours!!!

It annoys me to no end to hear people complain how the deer are eating their expensive landscaping..how they can't leave an unattended pet due to mountain lions..how moose "poop" fouls ski runs. I guess there's nothing worse than hurling down a mountain at 50 mph and hitting a pile of Moose manure!
Aug 26, 2013 12:23:39   #
Seoulborn
 
courier770 wrote:
"Wildlife" where I live, includes the following: Antelope, Bears, Cougars (Mountain Lions), Deer, Elk and Moose. We are also home to avian species such as Eagles, hawks, many varieties of ducks, turkeys and surprisingly...pelicans!

None of these animals or birds would benefit from knitted items, though they would benefit from donations of feed and money to rehab natural habitats that have been destroyed by either acts of nature or acts of man.

I'm a huge supporter of the environment and our wildlife but t here are times when we DON'T need to step in and provide items that wildlife would never encounter in their natural habitats..knitting happens to be one of them.

I'm a supporter of a wildlife "sanctuary" in my area...they need feed, hay and people willing to help wildlife in "recovery".

Two weeks ago I was driving on my route (I'm a delivery driver) far out in the "wilds", when I noticed something at the edge of a road..it was 108 degrees..I slowed way down, there was an antelope resting in the shade of a tree..one of the very few trees on the Pawnee Grasslands. I crept by, so as to not startle him and let him enjoy his shady resting spot. Sometimes t he best thing we can do is let our wildlife live their lives...we sure seem to complain enough when they don't let us live ours!!!

It annoys me to no end to hear people complain how the deer are eating their expensive landscaping..how they can't leave an unattended pet due to mountain lions..how moose "poop" fouls ski runs. I guess there's nothing worse than hurling down a mountain at 50 mph and hitting a pile of Moose manure!
"Wildlife" where I live, includes the fo... (show quote)


Okay...thank you again...
 
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