So my brother just adopted a dog. Her name is Ashley, and although she is a good dog, apparently she has already earned the moniker "Ash-hole" for some of her less desirable behavior.
...I'm seeing why.
My brother lives with my friend Derek, for whom I knit a scarf in February of this year. Derek loves his scarf - hooray! However, so did Ashley. With her teeth.
I was worried at first that I wouldn't be able to fix the scarf, as I don't have any extra yarn, and the chomped bit has eaten up the yarn into short sections. So I think instead of trying to patch a massive hole, I'm going to cut the middle section out and graft it back together at a pattern repeat, using any of the intact yarn to graft.
It's actually funny - I used all of the yarn in this project because in my experience, lace and socks are the only knitted things that get ruined easily enough to warrant a little ball of the excess yarn for repairs.
Guess I learned my lesson - doggie teeth know no gauge!