Unshrinking a Wool Sweater, it works!
Category: Some Thoughts
| Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:05 pm
Last Xmas I bought myself a very fitting wool sweater (80% lamb's wool). Guess what happened a few months back... you guessed it I washed it in a warm wash. It wasn't so fitting anymore. So I resigned it to the clothes rack and there it stayed until I learned yesterday that you can
unshrink a wool item. I scarcely believed it so I thought it was worth a try. It worked! Here's what you do:
Fill a bath with warm water (not boiling hot!)
Add shampoo to the water (about 2 hair washes worth) and mix it in
Soak the wool item in the warm water for 30 minutes
Take the wool item from the water and wring it dry as much as you can
Lay out some newspaper on the floor and then placed the wool item onto it.
Stretch it back to its original shape (you'll have to use your judgement for this, alternatively you could put it on and stretch it while on you but remember it is wet by now :))
While it drys you may just give it a few tugs here and there at 1 hour intervals to make sure it is retaining its new unshrunken shape
When it is dry, cross your fingers and try it on
I'm cannot guarantee that it will work for you but if an item is no longer wearable you have nothing left to lose by trying. Glad to have my wonderful wool sweater back!
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The Good, the Bad and the Downright Cute
Category: Just Photos
| Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:34 pm
The art of photo taking - sometimes the moons are in alignment and you snap a fantastic photo, other times the moons play a trick on you and you end up with quite an unflattering example. Well both these scenarios both happened to me on my Irish vacation last month. Plus a bonus third scenario that surprised me.
The Downright Cute
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