Random thoughts of a fiber enthusiast - mostly fiber related, sometimes coherent

Month: January 2009

Bush is Gone

and so is the Backwards Bush countdown window on the sidebar (It’s been reading ZERO all day).  And I don’t have the words to express the relief, renewed faith and hope I feel today. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but at least the hope and the will has been restored.


Grace is only partially correct. I do like minimally processed yarn. But that’s not the reason that I don’t have any super wash hanging about.

I generally knit for myself.  And for myself, I don’t mind hand laundering my woolens.  The exception are my socks.  85% of my hand knit socks are machine washable.  I toss them in with my permanent press (warm/cold) load and toss them in the dryer.  Occasionally, I’ll hang them up to dry, depending on how low my sock drawer is and how desperate I am for clean socks.

So, the only time I buy super wash yarn is when I have a specific gift project in mind and I’m either not certain how the recipient will take care of the woolens, or when I want to make it as effortless for the recipient as possible.  After all, I want the gift to be used/worn, not displayed.  Or worse, hidden away in a dresser or box.

So, super wash yarn in this house is only purchased when I’m ready to cast on for a project.  And since I’m such a procrastinator, it’s usually when the baby is ready to pop or the scheduled visit is the following weekend.

P.S. I’ve already casted on my next project.  It’s turning out to be the perfect mindless project when my head is stuffy or woozy from the cold meds.  Pictures soon.

No Yarn?!

Would you believe that, aside from sock yarn, I have no super wash yarn in the house?

I’m down with a cold for the past few days and now finally well enough to think about working on something mindless, other than socks. I want to make another circular blanket or the Pinwheel Sweater, but I want it out of super wash. And darn it, there are none to be had in the house.

How is this even possible?

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