I didn't do any knitting at all yesterday. Between the grocery shopping, making a big lasagna dinner, and crocheting.... Today is movie day, so I'll do two panels on the shawlette and what I can on the Pelerine.
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Keeping the "We" in Yes, We Can
Home made laundry soap. I used to do this. I quit a couple years ago. Not sure exactly why, but when this bottle of laundry soap is empty, I'm going back to it.
Home made cleaners. I've been a long time proponent of white vinegar. I add it to my final laundry rinse to get all the soap out. It eliminates the need for fabric softener, deodorizes your laundry and helps keep the washing machine free of soap residue.
Fabric softeners, both liquid and sheet, coat the fibers of your laundry making towels less absorbent. They also assist lint in sticking to the back of the dryer which is a potential fire hazard and can cause the dryer to need mechanical assistance more often (and pulling out the dryer to clean is such a pain, especially in a small laundry room). White vinegar is inexpensive, environmentally sound and it works!
I often put half a cup of white vinegar in an a small glass or plastic container and tuck it out of sight in the living room, bathroom, or bedroom. It deodorizes beautifully, without any scent left behind. Much less expensive than plug ins which are actually not good for you to breath in.