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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2006 09:36:04 AM »

Freezing the yarn...what a fantastic idea! Will have to try that for myself
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2006 10:52:37 AM »

Wow, four skeins of manos for $15, it's worth the experiment to try and salvage it.  Damn.  I want to shop with you.
lol I swear that's the first time in my life I've found something as cool as that lol

Like said before... freeze it(which you did), wash it, and let it dry outside if you can. I think I read somewhere that nuking it for a few minutes in a microwave could kill any potential buggies too. I'd also store it away from your other yarn in a plastic bag just to be on the safe side!

Don't know about the drying outside bit, since it's getting to be quite rainy on a regular basis where I'm at.... but yes, it's in the freezer now, I'll be sure to wash it before using it (anything in particular I need to bear in mind with that? Never washed yarn before, before knitting it up that is), and hang dry it. And you can bet it's staying seperate from any other yarn in the house lol
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2006 05:43:44 AM »

just when washing it be sure to make the skeins of yarn into hanks if they aren't already, that way you can be sure it's getting thoroughly washed. Also, tie it at least 4 points so it doesn't get tangled. Of course, don't agitate it!

and congrats on the good score!!! I'm sure it's not buggy, no knitter would donate or keep buggy yarn after it's been found!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2006 08:44:03 AM »

just when washing it be sure to make the skeins of yarn into hanks if they aren't already, that way you can be sure it's getting thoroughly washed. Also, tie it at least 4 points so it doesn't get tangled. Of course, don't agitate it!

and congrats on the good score!!! I'm sure it's not buggy, no knitter would donate or keep buggy yarn after it's been found!!
A knitter might not, but if it's donated by someone who's cleaning out a place after a death or something, they might if they don't know any better. Not saying that's what happened, but it could.....

Anyway, I'll keep it in mind. I think actually they're hanks, not skeins, now that you mention it lol. Hmm, I suppose I should get some of that wool wash stuff, before I wash it..it's better, right?
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2006 02:25:12 PM »

When I had to wash some recycled sari silk yarn I just used some plain diluted tide. It seemed to work just fine. But it can't hurt to be better safe than sorry!
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2006 05:01:10 PM »

you're right there! especially if I end up making something with it for someone else lol (not sure if that'll happen yet. Not figured out yet what I can make with 4 skeins/hanks of that stuff....any suggestions?)
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