For the past week all my handknits have been getting a bath. It started when Daughter asked if she could borrow one of my Lopis to take to Iceland.
All my sweaters were stored in a yucky old garment bag and forgotten since this time last year I was covered in poison ivy and wool of any kind was off limits for the season. Now they are all getting a soak in the sink....
....and then a drying on the rack with the dehumidifier on full blast in the small downstairs bathroom. They dry really fast that way.
I've had a real assembly line going. After they dry I pack them in my new Ikea underbed garment bags. I love these things. Unlike the cheap Walmart bags these things do not attract dust. They slide in and out easily and are very lightweight for being such a structured box. I need to pick up a few more on my next trip. I've got a lot of sweaters.
I'd also like to sing the praises of sock blockers. I know, I know, we all have them but I never used them. They were just for photo shoots with finished socks. I've been actually blocking my socks after I wash them and the difference is amazing. They fold better, fit better and just seem softer. Who knew?