Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I have been binding a rug for the past three evenings...only to find that the grey/brown wool yarn I had been using had a lavender tint to it....It didn't show up in the shop or in my living room lighting but when the sun hit it....it was lavender!! So...I spent tonight "unbinding" and I am just going to finish it off with some brown wool that I had in my stash. I hate binding to begin with....so this was really an unwanted chore.
I bought a new steam iron last week, a Rowenta Steamforce, and it works so much better than my old iron I can't believe it! I don't have to use a damp towel on top of the rugs....it puts out enough steam that I hardly have to press down on the iron. It was a little pricey $139 at Bed Bath and Beyond, but with my 20% off coupon it brought it down a bit. I pressed 3 rugs, two of them pretty big, in half the time it took to press one with my old iron. It was a good investment! I can't wait to see what it does to my clothes...not that I iron that much!