So I'm a knitter. I've been knitting for several months now, and I've never had a problem mixing yarn & basenjis. They just aren't interested.
Until I bought sock yarn. For non-knitters, sock yarn is a much thinner yarn, and it tangles pretty easily.
I crate Callie & Lola only about half of the time when I leave the house. I left Callie & Lola out one day while I went to work two weeks ago. When I came home, one or both of them had discovered the joys of sock yarn & had obviously had quite a time with it. 2 balls of yarn completely covered an entire room. It took me over 8 hours to untangle & wind into balls. It had been torn in a couple of places, so I ended up with 4 balls instead of 2. I set all 4 balls down on the table when I was finished, and Callie immediately snatched one & ran off. At least I knew who the culprit was.
I took it to the yarn store today to ask advice and to get it wound back into neat balls.
I came home, set my knitting bag on the coffee table, and went into another room to talk on the phone for a few minutes. Callie came into the same room I was in to cuddle, so she wasn't unsupervised for more than a minute or two, tops. When I finished my phone conversation, I returned to my knitting bag, only to find ALL OF THE NEATLY UNTANGLED AND BALLED YARN ALL OVER THE ROOM!!!!!!!! ARGH! She literally did not even have TIME to do this! I can't imagine it will take me less than 8 hours to untangle again. I'm considering shoving her in a box, wrapping it with duct tape, poking an air hole in it & overnighting her back to her breeder. Only problem is, the durn dog would manage to escape the box no matter how secure I made it.
These crazy little dogs….. :rolleyes: