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« on: February 26, 2009 01:25:40 PM »

So, due to some gross miscalculations on my part I have something like four or five superfluous skeins of Lion Brand Homespun from a project someone commissioned me to do. By the time I was done [knitting two hat, fingerless gloves and scarf sets] the favorite yarn of my newbie days had become my LEAST FAVORITE YARN EVER so I don't foresee myself using this stuff ever again.

As I was trying to detangle some of this horrid yarn from some of the other detritus on my bedroom floor, it snapped, and my newbie-spinning brain finally noticed that if you remove the string and thread the rest of the fiber is plied with (totally more trouble than it's worth, but I'm weird like that), you've got something quite spinnable.

So my question is, how on earth would you set the twist with acrylic? Does my logic that you can't block/felt acrylic knits carry over here (I would assume it does)? Obviously it's not something that would be done very often, but I'm curious if it can be.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009 02:04:17 PM »

Does my logic that you can't block/felt acrylic knits carry over here (I would assume it does)?

Yup.

Actually, there is a way to felt acylics!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009 02:06:31 PM »

had to go find the article~!

How To Felt with Acrylic Yarn


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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009 03:16:00 PM »

Heehee.


So that would be a "no," I'm guessing? xD
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009 05:55:12 AM »

LOL!  I love that piece!!

Yes, that would be a "no"
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009 07:05:47 AM »

Ahhh, homespun. Is there a knitter alive who doesn't have a few skeins of Homespun sitting in the back of the stash drawer from before they knew they hated it? Mine was a rosy pink, and I finally donated it to charity last year.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009 06:17:08 AM »

I bought 3 skeins of homespun to knit a shawl for my Stepmom.  After I realized I HATED HATED HATED working with it, I put it in a bag and consigned it to "the pile".  I came across it again a couple months later while digging around looking for something to stuff a giant Amigurami Chthlulu I made for my daughter.

Long story short, Lion Homespun is GREAT for stuffing dolls  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009 08:03:50 AM »

There is a purpose for everything!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009 10:08:24 AM »

 Roll Eyes ............I actually knitted a baby blanket (large dishcloth style) for my son............it was heavenly......... Smiley
Super warm............and it's great for those babies who tend to be allergic to a great deal of things................ Wink

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