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mommyto2presidents
11-13-2007, 11:53 AM
So, I have a TON of wool yarn (both purewool and peace fleece) that is NOT washable yarn in the sense of washing machine washable. What usages would you have for wool if it has to be hand washed and line dried? Would you still knit it up and give it as gifts as hats, mitten, scarves and such even though upkeep is a bit of a pain??? Would you use it on children's winter items (same - hat, scarves, mittens, etc)?

bajanKnit
11-13-2007, 12:34 PM
:roflhard: You could always give it away to a sweet girl like meee!!! :roflhard:
You can do so much with your stash scarves, hats I think your options are endless check out these links maybe it will give you some ideas
http://www.peacefleece.com/patterns.htm
and if you are on Ravelry you can search purewool and see loads of projects other ppl have done hope any of this info helps.

Jan in CA
11-13-2007, 02:11 PM
Personally I wouldn't make a child anything that has to be handwashed. I also prefer washable for myself although I don't mind drip drying.

I think I would probably look for neat felted patterns to use for it. I don't know what you like to make but here's a ton of felted patterns.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/felted_items.php

A few that I've made or have on my looooong to-do list. :teehee:
http://home.pacbell.net/kapleo/blog/domesticspherepatterns.html
http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/sophie.htm
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~mindseye2/resources/patterns/toddler_felt_hat.htm (http://www.home.earthlink.net/%7Emindseye2/resources/patterns/toddler_felt_hat.htm)
http://www.knittingatknoon.com/slipperpatt.html

I'd like to make this in wool, but not felted.
http://pensandneedles.blogspot.com/2006/12/jazzy.html

mommyto2presidents
11-13-2007, 02:28 PM
what is ravelry??? (blush)

bajanKnit
11-13-2007, 02:39 PM
Ravelry is a site that allows you to keep track of your stash, needles, books and patterns. You can search for patterns or yarn and see how others have done it. Post you WIP and you FO's. But you should take a tour of they site and see for yourself. Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com)

alleusion
11-13-2007, 02:53 PM
Sadly, ravelry is also still in the beta phase, but sign up anyways and hopefully you'll get in soon. I'm still waiting on my invite.

Edit : this is how far down on the list I am :P


Found you!

* You signed up on November 6, 2007
* You are #53836 on the list.
* 7818 people are ahead of you in line.
* 3068 people are behind you in line.
* 79% of the list has been invited so far

inkaholic
11-13-2007, 10:20 PM
A lot of charity knitting organizations only accept items made from 100% wool, because it's warm even when wet and naturally flame retardant, plus it holds up well. Afghans for Afghans and Operation Home Front come to mind, and I'm sure there are others

mommyto2presidents
11-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Yes, I signed up and have like 11,000+ people in front of me! :roflhard:

bajanKnit
11-14-2007, 08:48 AM
No worries you'll be in before you know it I thought I wasn't going to get in until I got my invite and I was over the moon I'll keep your company while you wait :hug:

boo1
11-14-2007, 10:04 AM
Yes, I signed up and have like 11,000+ people in front of me! :roflhard:

They're knocking off about 500 people per day, so you should be in within 3 weeks.

Sanibelle
11-14-2007, 10:35 AM
I was going to recommend felting too.... there are tons of free patterns for felted mittens, scarves, purses, slippers, etc.

I love to felt - you can make so many really cool things. I have made a bunch of felted purses - they came out great and you don't have to line them!