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Dicksie
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  1:24:24 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have just frogged about 4" of LL SS because I didn't like the way the pattern looked. Had two balls with wrinkly, krinkly sock yarn that I wasn't looking forward to casting on again. At that point my dishwasher shut off and I opened the door to let things cool down before I started putting away. I felt a rush of steam on my face and the proverbial lightbulb went on. I put the two balls of sock yarn in an open space, closed the door and after about 5 - 7 minutes took them out. They have straightened out nicely, and I'm ready to cast on again!
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fleegle
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  2:05:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit fleegle's Homepage Send fleegle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great idea! Nice for a quick facial, too!

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knitwitt
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  3:45:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit knitwitt's Homepage Send knitwitt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a fabulous idea - thanks!!!


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Knittlin
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USA
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  7:27:27 PM  Show Profile Send Knittlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Awesome idea!! Thanks, Dicksie! Now this might even help me do those dishes more often since now there'll be a real reason to run that machine. Well ... nah, I can just turn the machine on empty and wait for it to get steamy. ;)

~ Linda ~


Love thy neighbor ... and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. ~ Mae West
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knittingbaglady
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  7:59:44 PM  Show Profile Send knittingbaglady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fantastic...good old steam!

Thanks Dicksie!!!

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stitchmd
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  8:05:53 PM  Show Profile Send stitchmd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bet there's a way to use this for blocking. Nice energy conservation tip, using the same heat for two things.

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yarnmama
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  8:13:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit yarnmama's Homepage Send yarnmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a fantastic idea! Darn if I don't have an automatic dishwasher though! RATS!

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Dicksie
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  8:39:12 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's what I used, Catherine, an automatic dishwasher.
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temari
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  9:14:40 PM  Show Profile Send temari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the great tip ~ I have a few balls of krinkly yarn waiting to straighten itself out! Now I'm wondering if putting the yarn in the BR when showering might help.

Carolyn
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blwinteler
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  9:35:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I remember my mom putting shirts on hangers in the bathroom to de-wrinkle while someone was taking a shower. Easier than ironing, and worked great!

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Brandy

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sandrasingh
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USA
740 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  07:58:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit sandrasingh's Homepage Send sandrasingh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Brandy I had the same memory when I read this post!

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kentuckyprrlgrrl
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Posted - 01/19/2007 :  08:17:24 AM  Show Profile Send kentuckyprrlgrrl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the great tip.

Ky Prrl Grrl

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lucylocket
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Posted - 01/19/2007 :  9:21:28 PM  Show Profile Send lucylocket a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a great idea Dicksie - I don't have a dishwasher though - except for one of my sons !!The bathroom steam idea sounds good too - Happy Knitting - Lucylocket[meow]

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knittingbuzz
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Posted - 01/20/2007 :  03:40:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit knittingbuzz's Homepage Send knittingbuzz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You're so SMART.....thanks for sharing
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Chemcats
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Posted - 01/20/2007 :  04:34:01 AM  Show Profile Send Chemcats a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Brilliant!! I can see a lot of fiber in the dishwasher in the near future. I just love this idea!

Meribeth
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Pinky Yarn
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Posted - 01/20/2007 :  8:32:17 PM  Show Profile Send Pinky Yarn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yall have empty space in your dishwasher?? lol I stuff mine as full as I can get it. I do the same with well, just about every closed space lol. Backpacks, dishwashers, drawers, closets, etc. Neat idea about wrinkly clothes though, I use shower steam to take the kinks out of yarn.


-Katie
The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
Henry L. Stimson (1867 - 1950)
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galleylama
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753 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2007 :  12:09:01 PM  Show Profile Send galleylama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
whoo hoo! Great idea. I love to multi task and use all resources.

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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 01/21/2007 :  12:17:43 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a great way to use something you already have (steamy dishwasher) to do something else! I'll have to remember that!

Jan
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