I enjoy knitting, and most of my family and friends seem to enjoy receiving my good projects as gifts, but every project from me comes with intricately weaved dog hair. My dog's hair is long(ish) and white. I usually end up sitting there and picking it all out as I go. I'm wondering if there is an easier or more efficient way to do this. Maybe there is some sort of protection for my ball of yarn that I could use?

Basically everything I find on the internet had to do with making yarn out of your dogs hair, so any suggestion is appreciated.

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    I wonder if it makes sense to separate this into two questions. Your title is asking how to remove it but the answers address your off-hand comment about preventing the hair from getting in the yarn in the first place and not how to remove it after it's happened. Both are important questions, I think. – Catija Oct 13 '16 at 12:54
  • @Catija , would you suggest I change the question a bit to include prevention? – EmRoBeau Oct 27 '16 at 14:11

Jo-Ann's lists "Yarn Containers", essentially closed jars with a hole for the yarn to come out, that look like they might work to keep your yarn dog hair free while you work on a project.

You could also make a similar container out of something like an oatmeal box.

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    I have one of these - it not only keeps the cat hairs off, but also discourages her from batting the balls of yarn around like a toy :) – user812786 Oct 13 '16 at 12:10

Maybe you can find/create a yarn bowl with a lid?
Maybe you can use some tape and see if the hairs stick to it. Duct tape is probably too strong for that.

If all else fails, you either have to pick out the hair by hand, or restrict your choice of yarn to white.

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