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Apparently Washing Machines Have A Separate Wool Program For A Reason.

The baby spat up on me and all over my Ondawa pullover. So I decided to put it into the washing machine. We do have a specific wool washing program but I was trying to save time and be super efficient by washing other clothes at the same time so I just used the normal 40 degree C program. A big mistake. (Or should I say a small one judging by the result?)

It shrank! It's tiny! (And not just because I'm still carrying quite a lot of baby weight!) I tried stretching it out but that didn't work, so I guess it's a farewell to this one as a pullover but I'm still hoping to reuse it as a pillow cover; we'll see how that works out. And now I have a good excuse to knit another Ondawa.


  1. Oh dang! Can't wait to see your next version.

    1. That's the good thing about knitting your own clothes - being able to replace them when something like this happens.

  2. oh noooooo!!!! wow, it really shrunk up. Did it felt, too? I had that happen when I was very careless with a knit sweater form years ago, as well- it was superwash yarn that I used but then I chucked everything in the dryer... disaster.

    1. no I don't think it felt, it just shrunk which is really weird. Must be something about the yarn, which was super airy and fluffy...

  3. Oh no! It will make a beautiful pillow cover though!


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