handy hints on getting dog hair out of carpers...Try mixing some fabric softener with water and mist it on to your carpet with a spray bottle. Don't saturate the carpet, just a fine mist is all you need. Allow to dry. After the carpet is dry, go over with your vacuum cleaner.
If you have trouble wrapping your head around counting and keeping track of your rows when knitting, click through to read this blog post now. It explains exactly how to count rows it for garter and stocking stitch, plus handy hints to help you keep track whilst you work!