Originally Posted by bunnyhatanpaa
....but i am kind of sad to think now that just because im not using the Ruskovilla ones that im using just cheap crap!
i wont put anything on my kids that is cheap crap, and i know its not organic but that doesnt matter to me. and since i used them over my older boys clothes it is just fine and they are soft, maybe not like silk or butter but not crap.
sorry just got my feelings a little hurt. angelica.
Oh I'm so sorry that you took it that way, I just blurted out the 'cheap crap' thing without really thinking how that would sound to you. I totally loved the department store brand woolie zippers when that was all I had ever tried, it's definatly not scratchy or bad to put on a baby or anything--I remember the buggle was just 6 months old when I bought one from Stockmann (department store in Finland, for those of you NOT living in Finland and having no way to know that :LOL) and I was grinning ear to ear when I put it on him, because it felt soft, looked sooooooooo cute, and I just loved it. I was pleased that I had saved a bit of money over the Ruskovilla stuff that I had checked out earlier. But I admit it didn't stay as supple/soft after washes, somehow, which confused me...it started to feel like acrylic--nice, but not a merino-y or even a wool-y feeling. I ended up dying it green with Kool-Aid and giving it to Claire (Spark), who adored it on CC last winter, if I remember correctly.
I got a Ruskovilla one last winter, and it was three sizes too big (shoulda gotten an 80, but I got a 110 because his 90 onesies were tight on him at that time and I wanted such an expensive piece to LAST and last) and so I tried shrinking it in the washing machine so it would fit better. And OMG it went from feeling cardboard-y to like CASHMERE. I was shocked when I pulled it out from a warm wash in the machine followed by a lanolin soak, and let it dry--it was seriously the softest, least itchy wool I had ever felt, and so nice and thick for diaper-cover-usage. I was soooo psyched, and never hesitated to spend the $$$ on Ruskovilla zippers again, because they are such quality and man they rock after a gentle but warm machine wash with the Sonett brand lanolin wash that they sell at the same store that just rules my world for a positively-sticky-lanolinzation-process.
ANYHOO, back to sticking my foot in my mouth calling your (and my) dept.-store-bought-non-organic-zippers 'cheap crap'
: , all I meant to say or try to explain was that I liked them before I tried the Ruskovilla ones, but after trying the Ruskovilla ones (well, especially after a light felting) I was absolutely blown away and now turn my nose up (tongue in cheek, joking around) at anything else, kwim? Sort of like Finnish chocolate. My whole life I thought chocolate bought in America was yummy, until I came here and tried Fazer chocolate and my world was turned upside down and I can't believe how many millions of Americans live their lives without even realizing they are eating 'cheap crap' chocolate (now all the MDCers will hate me for dissin' their chocolate! :LOL) when there is Finnish chocolate out there to be had in the world! .....but all of ya'll can ask Claire (Spark) on that one, Finnish chocolate is sooooo much better than Hersheys/Nestle/whatever, I kid you not. Anyway, that's probably as good as I can explain my point, and what I meant when I called the non-Ruskovilla woolies 'cheap crap'....they're really not, they're absolutely fine and I loved them before I tried Ruskovilla, but my heart was so stolen and I am such a fan of the Ruskovilla ones now, that I just go overboard and speak strongly in a kidding kind of way about how much better I think they are when anyone asks or if I find any way to bring it up. :LOL SOrry I made you feel bad Irene, I love you!