We had breakfast at Shari’s restaurant with Paul and Lori. They are our camping neighbors at the lake and friends for over 25 years. Then it was off to the store to get some information about our woodstove. We then washed and vacuumed my car. I took Chloe to the vet last week and she’s losing her summer coat and hair is falling out in clumps, so it definitely needed vacuuming. After a long, long phone “chat” with my sister I thought I should quickly talk to you all before we leave for a surprise 50th birthday party for our minister. I’m not used to these busy days.
I did make some progress on Brad’s socks last night. Both cuffs are done and In the process of turning the heel on the first one.
I finished another hat for Teresa. She loves the one I gave her this week and sent me a picture of herself in it this morning. It matches her coat perfectly. I would show you the picture but I don’t have her permission to post the photo. Here is the blue one I’ll give her tomorrow. It’s the second one exactly like this that I’ve made this week so it probably looks familiar.
Have any of you heard of the wool dryer balls that you use instead of dryer sheets? Mandy made her own from wool yarn and loves them. I had ordered the three white ones that you see from Norwex, but they are REALLY pricey. It was one of those party things where I felt obligated to buy something. Well, they took over four weeks to arrive and I got impatient, so I made four of my own. Oh my goodness! I love them. I wish I had done this years ago. They cut down on drying time significantly, thus using less energy and is a big money saver. It’s supposed to be better for your clothes by putting less chemicals on your clothing. Those dryer sheets also coat the dryer and lint screen with a waxy buildup. I didn’t realize how much until I cleaned the inside of my dryer.
They are super simple to make. Directions are everywhere on Utube, just search for wool dryer balls. Basically you tightly wind balls from 100% wool yarn to about tennis ball size and then wash them in VERY hot water and dry on high heat for several loads of jeans or towels. That felts them and makes them perfect for use as dryer balls. They are easier on your clothes than the plastic balls and you can add a few drops of essential oil for scent if so desired.
Okay, gotta run. Is this what retirement will be like when Hubby is home all day? I’m used to sitting and knitting part of the day, but he’s all go, go, go! :-)
“Let is hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23