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Old 12-24-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Drat!! My Gram :XX: made soaker pants for my daughter and she really meant well but she used some wool that I swear must be as old as I am and its very rough/itchy :crying: - she's very frugal, I shoulda known when I said- should I send you the yarn? And she said oh no, its ok I have some wool..... The soaker fits nice and I want to be able to use it- is there any way at all to make it softer?
I also think she's planning to make another soaker and some longies- I hope she ran out of yarn so I can send her some soft yarn!! :rollseyes:
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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Is it washable wool? If so then you might try washing it and using some fabric softener. I don't think it'll make it super soft, but it might help.

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Old 12-24-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Some wool yarns are very rough, especially the ones that are less processed. You can try washing it with wool wash, and rinsing it with a little hair conditioner--I haven't tried the conditioner, but I've read that it can help soften yarn. I think there's also something made of lanolin that helps, too.
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Old 12-24-2005, 09:12 PM   #4
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If you're a sewer, then perhaps putting in a fleece or flannel liner on the inside would help.
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