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Old 03-29-2009, 08:51 AM   #21
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Re: Wool Lovers and Wannabes!

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I'm just dipping my toe in wool too. I want to add a question to OP's survey. OP, I hope you don't mind?

If you have a front loader with a wool wash cycle, do you recommend that for knits, interlock, recycled, etc...?
Not sure, I personally would NEVER put my knits in the wash machine. I'm just too afraid of something happening. I do put my interlock and recycled in my top loader though, and would do the same in a FL

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Thanks! Those were his first birthday longies. He has a matching wrap too...I just love the stripes. The wool is definitely easier to take care of than his curls are.

I would never put my wool in the washer. I am too scared of what would happen. My friend uses the wool setting on her FL and it seems to work fine. Not sure if she does her hand knits in there....but definitely the interlock, recycled and kozy wool which I have heard is superwash anyway. (Not positive on that one though.)
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #23
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Re: Wool Lovers and Wannabes!

1. Why do you have the woolie love to begin with?
DS sweats like crazy in PUL and disposables

2. How many wool longies/soakers/shorties/skirties do you own?
Ok, this is pretty embarrasing...but DS is a pretty heavy wetter so I feel like I can justify it some days.
Longies: 6
Soakers:8
Shorties: 4

3. How many of them do you actually use?
All!

4. How many do you use in one day?
Anywhere from 3-6 depending on how much he drinks and how often I change him. Like I said, major heavy wetter here so my wool is pretty darn damp when I change him.

5. What is your preference (interlock, knit, or recycled) and why?
I like interlock but like knit better for the stretch. I only have 2 recycled and those are the ones I use the least.

6. Is caring for wool harder or easier than you thought?
Much easier!

7. How often do you wash and lanolize?
Since I have a pretty big rotation only about once a month.

8. What do you use to lanolize?
Liquid lanolin and spray lanolin in between washings

9. What do you use to wash?
Woolie wash or eucalan

10. Do you have a specific wash routine?
Rinse then soak for at least 30 minutes

11. Are there any other tips you have for caring for wool?
It is a lot tougher than I ever thought!

12. Do you use wool under clothes or as clothes themselves?
Both!

13. How much are you willing to spend on a piece of wool?
I have a pair of SBish pants and I vowed to never spend that much again until DS isn't growing so quickly.

14. What got you over the fears of wool being to hot/itchy?
I use it a lot myself backpacking so I was aware how breathable it is.

15. Have you found a nighttime wool that you love?
I have 3 nighttime pants (that I don't include in my longie count) that I rotate between. An pair of aristocrats pants that I love for the double layer and 2 pairs that I knit out of chunkier wool.

16. Where's your favorite place to buy wool? or do you make your own (if you make your own then I wanna know how you learned to knit or crochet)?
Used to be etsy but I am being swayed over to hyenacart

17. Have you ever had a terrible woolie accident that has scarred you?
Not yet!

18. Are you super protective of your wool?
Nah, I can always get more!

19. Have you ever wanted to give up the wool?
Nope

20. What would you tell a mama to infect them with the woolie virus?
Once you start it truly is an addiction - beware
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:58 PM   #24
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If you have a front loader with a wool wash cycle, do you recommend that for knits, interlock, recycled, etc...?

I use my front loader for my recycled woolies since they have already been fulled. I usually just throw them in with our clothes. Oh, and I dry them too (in the dryer) and haven't had anything bad happen.
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