Sunday, 4 November 2012
Yesterday I picked up a couple of useful knitting-related things:
1. A lint remover for shaving the bobbles off my knitwear. These are currently selling in Lidl for £2.99 which I thought was a pretty good deal? I don't know, I have never looked into buying one before but I think it will be useful. I only went in to Lidl to buy some butter but that's often the way with their weird and wonderful selection.
2. Some 'Soak', a no rinse detergent for wool. I wanted this for blocking my Manu cardigan, which I finished knitting during the week. I initially wanted to get Eucalan, another no-rinse wool detergent but my local wool shop only had Soak. I thought it would be nice to support my local shop rather than buying something online, plus in the end it would take a few days to be delivered in any case.
When I paid for it in the shop I was more than a little surprised that it cost £17.50 (for just under 500ml). Luckily I managed to refrain from making a strangled noise or allowing my eyebrows to hit the ceiling. I'm sure it works out favourably at cost per use as you only need a teaspoon each time. Still, I am expecting to be using the bottle for the rest of my life and possibly passing it on in my will.
Once blocking is completed I just have to sew on the buttons and then my Manu will finally be ready to wear. Hooray!