Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Wrong Way to "De-pill" a Sweater

The orchard was pruned. Mom wanted ALL the clippings burned NOW. So, I did. However, twigs, even green twigs burn very hot. At the end of the day, I noticed that the flames had burned the pills and fuzz off of the sleeves of my gardening gansey. The wool protected my arms, and I never even noticed.

However, if I had been wearing a synthetic, my arms would have been toast.

I like wool.


Kelly said...

I've been fascinated with using the Knitting Sheath since I first read about it in A History of Knitting.

I have watched your video demonstrations several times. You wrote in a previous blog that the sheath & needles can be made from materials around the house. I would be interested in any information you could provide so that I can make my own.

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Thank You

Anni said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work. Monday I had a wrist surgery. I wish I had been more careful with my body a little earlier. These days I'm doing a little one handed knitting using a knitting belt I bought on Shetland a couple of years ago. Haven't used it much until now but I surely will in the future. To find out how to make or get a knitting sheath is now on my to-do-list. Thanks again. Your blog is very inspiring.

Anni, Denmark

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