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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2007 03:35:21 PM »

I just heard a clever idea for unkinking yarn: If you have a dishwasher, you know how when you open it at the end of the cycle all the steam pours out? If you throw the ball/skein on the top rack and close the door for a bit it'll steam the yarn straight.

Best of luck!
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2007 10:41:06 AM »

In the Good Will the other day a lovely 100% wool sweater screamed socks!  It is gray, purple, light blue, and tan stripes, so i will be getting shorter lengths of each color, but the seams were perfect.  I have no sink that I can stop up to soak my new yarn, I live in the dorms.  You think I could was the small skeins in the shower?  If not I might have to invest in a giant bowl.
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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2007 10:48:48 AM »

In the Good Will the other day a lovely 100% wool sweater screamed socks!  It is gray, purple, light blue, and tan stripes, so i will be getting shorter lengths of each color, but the seams were perfect.  I have no sink that I can stop up to soak my new yarn, I live in the dorms.  You think I could was the small skeins in the shower?  If not I might have to invest in a giant bowl.
You can totally use the shower (or even a bathroom sink, or a bucket!), just make sure you have a place where you can hang them unbothered for a while. Remember to put drippy protection on the floor underneath and you're set.
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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2007 10:50:02 AM »

Hmm..when you say shower...do you mean let water run on them?
I think I personally would go with the giant bowl...anyways...giant bowls come in handy for many things.

Edit..I guess I'm not getting the shower idea...you just want to wet them well in the shower//or leave them for an extended time under water...or stop up the shower somehow.
My girls use a flat rubber stopper in mine to feel like they are having a bath, sometimes.
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2007 10:52:19 AM »

Oh..or maybe a dishpan? Or even a clean, new littler box.
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2007 10:58:11 AM »

I use the shower for mine, we have no stopper and I often forget where I put the bucket. I hang the skein around the hook portion of a plastic hanger, give it a quick soaking in the water from the shower head, squish gently so as not to agitate it (really, if someone were to squish me after a impromptu dunking I'd be pretty agitated), attach old shoe to other end of skein for weight, hang as a hanger does and put a towel beneath.
Its not the "spa" of yarn treatments, but it'll do.
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« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2007 11:06:39 AM »

Ah..ok..I gotcha now.
I do about the same except for the wetting part, which I do in the sink....and I use fishing weights.

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« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2007 11:49:02 AM »

What about a plastic trash can?  I remember my dorm always had those.  If they are clean enough, anyway.  Our always were ok because we used bags in them.

Great find, can't wait to see pics of what you do with it!

I rolled my first ball of my angora sweater, a tiny test one, but can't wait to knit some gauge swatches!
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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2007 11:55:42 AM »

That angora is such a gorgeous color...I can't wait to see what you make.
I think I'll go now and swatch my yarn..can't let the old man beat me on our projects.

Just kidding...I have been knitting for 20 some years..he for about three months.
He always gets kind of bummed out at how slow he knits...which isn't all THAT slow! But, anyways, he compares himself to me..which I have told him not to do...so I have been kind of waiting a bit on my swatch.
But I am tired of waiting..I think he need to get over it....I really do mean that in a gentle way...but it's true.
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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2007 12:58:08 PM »

I wish my dh would knit too!  He says he wants to learn to make argyle socks.  I told him that's probably not the best most simple first project!

What style of knitting do you do?  I want to learn Continental, that is why I thought a simple scarf out of my angora would be good to practice with, something with the yarn always in front anyway, well, no switching within a row anyway.

Get going on your swatch!  Wink
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