The extra rain and flooding has caused problems for pretty much everyone recently, and despite living on a hill, I seem to be no exception. Although on the grand scale of things this isn’t a serious disaster in any way shape or form, it is rather irritating.
I have been keeping some bags of odds and ends stash wool in the cellar and unfortunately the water got in. I completely forgot about them until I needed some for the knit and natter group, and wow did they pong! So, only one thing for it, putting it all in the washing machine!
As all can hopefully realize, this was a pretty drastic move, all pure wool would felt and the rest would become pretty tangled, but it seemed to be the only way to salvage any thing at all!
First off, time to dry- the radiator is a pretty good spot (as long as you don’t let any cats in!)Thank fully some balls hadsurvived mostly in tact and untangled, but for the rest I sadly had to get the scissors out. The trick seemed to be prioritizing some wool (I went for bright colours) and giving up on others, and of course the process is made much easier when you’ve removed all the felted bits 🙂 Plus it does help to have some time on your hands!
I also had help from The Rabbit- who actually became quiet territorial over her chosen selection!