It was actually more like rinse and spin day. All my fallish sweaters were dusty after a summer in storage. I gave them a quick bath and then hung them all over the house to dry.
I gave each one a quick blocking first to shape them before I throw them over a railing. My cotton sweaters are always the ones I want this time of year. It's chilly but not cold.
Cotton is heavy when it's wet and takes forever to dry. We've got the heat and the dehumidifier on so that might speed it up.
I also get out my acrylic sweaters. I need something to slip on over a tee so itchy is not an option.
They are some of my favorite sweaters to wear. My poor Elizabeth was gorgeous until I washed her last year. I thought Lion Brand Amazing was all acrylic but it actually is 53% wool so it felted a bit. The label said it was machine washable but it is NOT. I wash it very carefully now and block the heck out of it.
Sadly I didn't get the message soon enough with the Modern Lodge Pullover also in Amazing. It's a felted and pilly mess. Look how it shrunk. I should chuck it.
Last but not least, my woven shawls got a good soak. It's time for chilly afternoon cuddles on the couch with a cup of tea and a snuggly pup. I love fall.