Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Friday, March 03, 2006
The New Washer
My Mom has had the same washer since I was a kid. This thing is almost 20 years old. that would be all fine if the thing worked well. It didn't spin anymore. Really if I had been spinning around and around like mad for 20 years, I'd quit too. The poor thing was tired. It had gone through umpteen belts and was just ready for retirement.
Finally my Dad did laundry one day (once in 10 years isn't bad) and decided that Mom absolutely had to have a new washer. Hallelujah, right? I shouldn't care since I don't live there and I don't do laundry there. Actually I don't do laundry anywhere because I'm laundry challenged.
So if I have no use for doing laundry then why does it matter?
Have you seen that many of the new washers have a special setting for delicates or wool?
Do you know that unless you use that setting there will be a hot water rinse in there somewhere even if you set the temperature to cold?
Do you know what that does to socks that aren't superwash?
Did you know that my parents own the majority of the socks that I've knit?
And that my Dad owns many pair knit from my handspun.
Can you say Felted socks? My handspun yarns felts really well.
Dad now has 2 pair of socks while Mom has acquired several new felted pairs of slippers socks.
Dad works outside doing construction.
I'm trying to put all other projects are on hold until Dad gets a couple new pairs of socks for cold little hard working toes.
Can you guess? - Those are superwash
And thanks to a sweet gifting of wool (among other things) from the magnificent Spaaz I have some superwash that I can spin into socks since Dad likes socks made from handspun best. Really, how can you not make someone socks when they go on and on about how much they like your handspun socks better than anything else they put on their feet.
Hopefully a certain Alpaca yarn won't force me to knit it. I do need mitts and it is screaming to be knit....
Click to see the plies.