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British Woman Knits Cozy Sweaters For Homeless Greyhounds!
50-year old mum Jan Brown has spend over 4,000 hours knitting warm sweaters and hats to protect greyhounds from chilly temperatures. Greyhounds are a breed that have a particular thin fur and so far over 300 abandoned dogs have benefited from Jan’s sweaters.
‘I can’t think of anything I would rather do than knit woolly clothing for dogs,’ Jan says. ‘I have spent over 4,000 hours knitting but it’s all worthwhile when I see them sporting their new jumpers and hats.’
She first started knitting for a British family-run rescue center for greyhounds: Greyhound Rescue Northeast in Tyne & Wear, UK.
To keep up with demand, Jan quit her job back in 2008 and is now knitting full-time. She has set up her own business, Knitted with Love and sells her knits to dog owners all over the world. All the profits go towards supporting dog rescue shelters all over United Kingdom.
Each of the sweaters can take her up to 20 hours to complete, and she has also included a Xmas line for the dogs:
‘It’s really sweet seeing them in their festive Christmas jumpers and it’s giving much needed help to the rescue centres,’ she adds, explaining: ‘Greyhounds have very thin fur so they really feel the cold during the winter so my gifts help keep them warm during walks.
Source: Metro UK.