Friday, February 23, 2007

What do you mean this isn't normal?

Doesn't everyone have yarn in their dishwasher?

Sizzle got the rip and I had to do something about the kinked up yarn. Option one was to weight the skeins and hang them in the bathroom, and option two was something I heard about from Pixie Purls: putting kinky yarn through the dry cycle of the dishwasher and steam it out. So I tried it!

It worked a bit, though next time I'll stretch the yarn a bit rather than just leaving it in skeins. Either way it's easier than throwing it in the shower.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Fascinating! I would try it, though alas I lack a dishwasher.

Shower didn't work so well for me. It helped a tinge. But in the future I think I'd just treat kinked yarn as something to be blocked - soak, wrap in towel, airdry. Steam doesn't cut it.