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Old 09-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #21
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That is a TERRIFIC site! Thanks so much!!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:53 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
This afternoon, I got overly ambitious and did two large loads of knitting. Whatever was I thinking?
You can dry knitted sweaters on a Sweater Dryer. They stack on top of each other to save space.
Here's one I found online:
http://www.improvementscatalog.com/p...eater-dryer.do#
I got mine at Walmart for a good price.

I hang my knitted socks to dry inside the laundry room. I just hang them on wire hangers, folding them in half to hang on the bottom of the hanger. They dry very quickly.

I do the same thing with my bras and other lingerie.
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no problem Auburn! If I can't enable you with yarn, then I will have to settle for clotheslines!
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:32 AM   #24
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Figaro--thanks for the link. Who knew there were so many different clotheslines. Gosh.
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I mentioned vinegar to help soften the clothes, I read that if you add a 1/4 cup to the rinse cycle, it should help to soften up the load.

I also had my DH hang up a line the outlines the laundry area in the basement when we first moved in, it helps on the bad weather days. Well we recently had to buy a dehumidifier for the basement and when I hang up clothes down there now they dry so much faster!
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no problem Auburn! If I can't enable you with yarn, then I will have to settle for clotheslines!
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It was mentioned that you can add softener to the wash. This is great for your clothes, but if you add it to towels, they will not absorb water very well at all. We are putting up an umbrella like clothes line, and I was complaining to my mom about the towels being stiff and she said to finish them off in the dryer for about 5 to 10 minutes. It won't use hardly any energy and they should soften up.
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I would hate to live where they tell you what you can have in your backyard and oppose clothes lines. That is stepping over the line, if you ask me. My mother bought me a little umbrella line for my laundry room. I hang all the unmentionables on it. For my knit shirts, I have a wooden rack and this can be moved outside on my back porch. I don't like to put my clothes in the dryer, but I do put my pants and jeans in there on very low heat. I love sheets off the line, but we took our clothesline down when we shifted the fence over.
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