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Old 09-19-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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How do you shave wool? I have read of people using their hubby's electric razor, but I suspect that could have a disastrous outcome for us. Also, does the wool need to be shaved after each washing? And finally, I washed two interlock soakers, a wool crepe cover, and knit shorties. After drying overnight, the two soakers and the shorties are still very damp. (I thought I wrung them out well. ) Anything else I should do to expedite drying? Thank you!

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Old 09-19-2008, 01:17 PM   #2
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Wool generally can take a couple days to dry. If you want to expedite it though, next time, after you wash them by hand, spin them out in the washer. Just the spin part. They dry a lot quicker that way.

As for shaving, I bought a sweater shaver and it works well. You only need to shave when you think it needs it.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thank you! That's a big help.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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How do you shave wool? We use a sweater-shaver. Works like a charm, and it cost about $6 in the laundry section of our local grocery store.
THIS is not the shaver we have, but it is similar.

does the wool need to be shaved after each washing Not for us. We shave as-needed, and only wash wool about once every 2-3 weeks, so our woolies get shaved every month to two months. A lot of times I shave in between washings, because even though the woolies are still smelling fresh, the shaving brightens them up.

Anything else I should do to expedite drying? If I'm in a hurry to get my woolies dry overnight, I hang them on my folding drying rack as usual, but I put our box fan in front of it to dry. By morning everything's bone-dry, even my thick knits and felted recycleds.

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