Friday, November 30, 2007

Lint! Argh!

I finally made it home from the road after about 6 weeks or so.

I decided to wash the black hat that I had knit recently. I put it in the machine all by it's lonesome. I put it through a wash and then a dry. It came out covered with lint! Argh!

How the hell am I going to get all this lint off the hat? It would take forever to pick it all off by hand. Surely there must be a way to do this?

Maybe I'll just have to trash it and knit another one. Sigh.

12 comments:

Marykz said...

do you have a sweater shaver? it can trim off the lint... I had to do that on a felted bag where someone who will remain nameless tossed a towel in to wash while I was felting. "Uh, I thought it was just a load of laundry" Noooooo!

Knitting Guy said...

Oh that would suck.

No, I don't have one. Well, I do but it stopped working. I'm going to pick up one of those sticky lint roller thingies tomorrow and try that.

Pamela said...

That stinks! I used one of those sweater shavers once but I don't think it worked very well. Good luck with the lint roller.

Knitting Guy said...

Thanks. Worse case I'll clean out the machine really well and try re-washing it and see what happens.

Camping Jason said...

Duct tape or box tape works really well to get lint off. I use it to get the dog hair off my clothes.

Knitting Guy said...

Thanks. I thought about trying tape but decided to pick up a sweater shaver. It worked like a charm.

Heartsapocolypse said...

Like campingjason says duct tape works really well for this. I haven't tried packing tape but I have used the duct tape in the past. And just where the heck does that lint come from anyway???

Knitting Guy said...

I don't know where it comes from but from now on all my knitting projects are going to be washed in a lint free bag.

Amber said...

I've just used a cheap 2 bladed plastic throw away razor for stuff like that and it has worked well, they do wear out kinda fast though. It took 3 shavers to do a sweater.

Knitting Guy said...

I'm not sure I would want to take a razor to something I knit, but if it works it works.

carat said...

try cleaning out your lint trap with a plumbing snake and you might find the source of your misery.

Knitting Guy said...

Thanks. I thought of that but this machine doesn't use a standard lint trap set up as it does the washing and drying all in the same tub. I found that simply running it through a rinse cycle before washing anything knit seems to do the trick.