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  • They tend to last a really long time, look for an older one at a garage sale.

  • Initially looked promising but could not connect. Perhaps these are unbranded copies, there's no Mi logo anywhere.

  • Does anyone know where, or can anyone cut up some pieces of wood into 3-4mm thick by 300mm * 60mm pieces. Looking to make some wooden sayas for kitchen knives, bit can't find a good source of wood trimmed to the thiness needed, and I ain't got the tools or skills to do it myself.

  • At what wash temperature would a woollen garment start to shrink?

    Have a jumper or two that I'd like to drop half a size.

  • Depends on what you mean by 'woollen' / what kind of wool it is / how it has been treated..
    ..some stuff does not shrink at all (like icebreaker merino shirts for example, other things shrink to baby-size even at 30°C).
    I think washing it to shrink 'half a size' is not going to work (or work too well), I'd rather try putting it in a dryer.

  • Ta. Lambs wool, apparently. 100%.

  • Eat some pies instead?

  • I'd only attempt this if you have no value attached. My son's toys have a number of very expensive woollen items of clothing thanks to a Mrs CYOA who shall remain nameless. Also a sheepskin rug that I used to lie on as a baby is now a tiny sheepskin rug that his toys can lie on.

  • Yeah don't worry nobody will get upset if they are minimised.

  • Eat some pies instead?

    This is why they only need go down a bit, rather than a whole size.

  • don't worry nobody will get upset if they are minimised

  • Eat some pies instead?

    haha

  • the problem is different aspects of the garment are likely to shrink differently, so sleeves are likely to lose more length than width etc so the garment may not retain proportions post shrinking

    also the agitation in the washing machine contributes to shrinkage, so you may find a cooler longer wash or more vigorous spin cycle could have a significant effect

  • so you may find a cooler longer wash or more vigorous spin cycle could have a significant effect

    Yah trying this now. Ta!

  • Too late, but gently hand washing followed by blocking the sweater to size is the tried and true method, has worked for me a few times.

  • Had to look up what blocking was, but yeah. I can try that, too.

  • Holiday in the second half of November - somewhere hot, where should we go?

  • Hades. Or Cuba, both have excellent all year hotness, but Cuba edges it on fascinating culture and generally charming people. Cuba will also have far fewer Americans.

  • On the other hand, Hades has a less repressive regime, so swings and roundabouts.

  • shots fired

  • On the other hand, Hades has a less repressive regime

    Hah that's good.

  • It's gonna be frickin hot here, that much I can promise.

  • Pal after the Bestest/cheapest option to replace a missing SRAM Force CX-1 hydraulic brake shifter. He can't/won't afford ££££ to buy the Force lever/caliper -

    Cheers

  • It's gonna be frickin hot here, that much I can promise.

    Hah, true - and I've not made my usual H2 trip to Skippy-ville this year, but for holiday purposes the flights are looooooong.

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