Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: Wool yarn

A while ago, I read a tutorial on using wool yarn to make dryer balls (instead of using dryer sheets or fabric softener). I'm all for eliminating chemicals from my life, and found some wool yarn at a thrift store.

I bought six skeins of yarn for $8.99. It made 10 yarn balls. They turned out nicely!


amyjtoo said...

Hmm, dryer ball or cat toys?

The Rosie Bee said...

Those turned out great!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You are so lucky to find wool yarn at the thrift store. I made dryer balls recently and had to buy it. It was hard to find at the craft store, almost everything is acrylic now. I also read you could buy a used wool sweater and pull it apart for the wool, but I am not that ambitious- I bet you are though. I did give one of my balls to the kitties- sprayed with catnip spray.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Those look great! Ummm... Do they double as toys?


Summer at said...

Thanks so much for this! Dryer sheets are toxic for cats, and my human's boyfriend is still using them for his laundry - maybe this is a way to get him off them for good!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

undoing a wool sweater isn't that hard..

and they do look like cat toys, I bet the cats would play with them

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

WAY cool idea!!!

Eileen said...

That's a great idea. I've never heard of using wool yarn balls in the dryer, but I've read of using a tennis ball to fluff up blankets and towels so it makes sense. May have to try it.

Did the cats help with the construction? :)

Lucy, the porch-loving kitty

Lucy loves being on the porch when I'm out on the couch. I love seeing her enjoy things indoors.