well it's that time of year
* time to hand wash all my woollens & store them away for the summer months.
I have a pile !
I tend to leave them all to do at once and then regret it,
make a resolution that it will be different next year and is it?
So here I am today
wanting to start my winter woollen wash and its raining
- not complaining about that as we deperately need it
but you know the feeling of wanting to do it
I have quite a wonderful collection
of hand knitted vintage cardis and I love to wash them
one by one -
rinse them and then another rinse in lavender water
* a light spin in the machine
then laid out in the sunshine to dry.
I then mend anything that needs to be mended.
This year, I am planning on changing the buttons on some of them
- adding my little 'ms*robyn' touch.
After all that has been done
I fold them just like in a department store
& put them in my lavender paper lined drawer
with lavender bags tucked between them.
Once the drawer is full
I cover all the hand knits with a vintage lace trimmed cloth
* ready for next year.
I do keep one or two out for those chilly days during summer....
but I guess today
* I will make some fresh lavender bags
& find some perfect buttons in my button jar
ready for that mending