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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 AM   #21
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Re: What do you NOT like about wool?

It takes more time. Washing and lanolizing wool isn't difficult, but it is a little something extra that I normally wouldn't have to do. When I used wool in the past during busy periods of my life, I would often leave dirty wool lying around for weeks before getting around to washing it.

Wool is an animal product and isn't always produced humanely. I have a few wool products, but I limited myself to purchasing used ones for this reason.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #22
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Initial cost is the only thing I don't enjoy about wool. We use primarily Disana because I am cheap. I do spin all of our wool in the washer to make dry time faster.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:28 AM   #23
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Re: What do you NOT like about wool?

Cost and time. Even though it doesn't need to be washed/lanolized that frequently, I can barely get around to folding the laundry that we wear daily. So, it doesn't justify the cost for something that I won't care for...

(Yes, we are "clean laundry basket pickers" - I fold what I can, when I can, and the basket sits out for misc searching.)
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #24
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I don't like wool as a cover, I love it as clothes.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #25
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My biggest things are the drying time and the price. I want to love wool, but I can't afford it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #26
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Re: What do you NOT like about wool?

I have found that you can do wool quite reasonably, but you have to look around and do your research! So that is the only con for me! That all wool is not reasonably priced! Other than that I am pro wool all the way, I love the look, the feel, the breathability, I LOVE my wool, and have amassed quite a collection in the last couple of years!!
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It takes forever to dry and its expensive, oh and for some reason I never seem to get a good fit.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #28
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Re: What do you NOT like about wool?

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Cost and time. Even though it doesn't need to be washed/lanolized that frequently, I can barely get around to folding the laundry that we wear daily. So, it doesn't justify the cost for something that I won't care for...

(Yes, we are "clean laundry basket pickers" - I fold what I can, when I can, and the basket sits out for misc searching.)
Yep!!! This is me, too. There is currently laundry on my couch & some in a basket in the living room... just waiting to be folded.

I think the cost & my aversion to laundry are the biggest reasons I wouldn't do wool. However, I knew this thread would probably not discourage me all that much from getting wool because so many mamas on DS love it so much!! It seems like it's worth the minor annoyances.

But then I think... for the price of 1 bit of wool, I could have enough dappi nylon pants in each size to last me until the kid is potty trained (and maybe last for some future kids, too)! Dappis can be dyed... That's like, sorta cute, right? Like, 1/100th of the cuteness of wool. Lol...

Where are the wool haters when I need them?

If I hadn't already bought some pockets & Flips (when I decided to CD, but didn't know which system to get), I wouldn't hesitate so much to get wool... but I've already spent some $ and I would like to see how my current stash works before investing more $ in CDs.

But thanks to DS, I can always sell off what I don't like & then I will have "free money" sitting in PayPal! Lol... you people are a terrible influence.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #29
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You sound like me a few years ago. I had plenty of covers and pfs and some pockets and then my dd got really heat sensitive during our super hot summer here and I decided to try wool and it worked amazingly for her skin. So then i had to figure out how to slowly get enough wool for a workable wool stash without spending too much money since we already HAD a stash. The good thing is you really only need about 3 pieces and I got mine very cheap on FSOT.

Now that I have another dd, I was able to add to my wool stash for summer just to be prepared and Im really glad I bought that wool a few years ago.
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For me it's the worry over them getting ruined. I paid $80 for a pair of pants and I didn't want then getting stained or snagged. I know you can buy used and not worry as much but someone has to buy new for there to be used
We still own and use it quite a bit but I worry over it a lot.

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