Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
Holly247
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Can someone tell me of a yarn so tough I can tumble dry it on high for at least 1/2 hour?
The terrible, horrible truth is: I've got bed bugs. That means that when the exterminator shows up in two days anything that can't take a full half hour or more in the dryer on the highest possible setting gets quarantined in the basement for a year. Anyone know what yarns, if any, can be tumble dried on high for a half hour or more...so I can make myself replacements? HUGE THANKS FOR HELPING!
Holly247 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
If you're going to make replacements, you won't need to dry them in the dryer. But most acrylics should be able to take half an hour in the dryer. Make a sample and try it.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,853
Thanks: 2,732
Thanked 962 Times in 830 Posts
Red Heart Super Saver, and good luck!
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises."
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,135
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
I'd test them first like Sue suggested, but I think most acrylics would be fine now as would most superwash wools.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 03:50 AM   #5
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,242
Thanks: 1,901
Thanked 3,003 Times in 2,516 Posts
OMG I feel for you. The worst I've yet had to deal with was head lice and that was a big enough, bad enough job. Bedbugs must be that much worse.

Is the need for anything new to be able to go through the dryer for 1/2 hr. because you might need to retreat everything?

RHSS is tough, so I agree with Charlotte on that., and you don't want to risk ruining expensive yarns.

Best of luck to you.
__________________
~ GG

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High quality yarn at an affordable price! Litan Buy/Sell/Swap 0 03-28-2011 06:10 AM
having a tough time reading a pattern knitmary How-to Questions 2 06-20-2009 08:59 AM
Need to vent... tough month... Eloewien The Lounge 26 09-11-2007 08:58 AM
OT - Getting Tough with a Teenager Updated 6/18 auburnchick The Lounge 202 06-23-2007 06:37 PM
Unsuspecting DH leaves DW alone in yarn shop for an hour Lana General Knitting 19 02-13-2006 12:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 AM.