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Hi all,
I just picked up huge bags of yarn from a thrift store for $1.50!!! So I have a couple of questions:

1. Is there anyway I can wash this before I use it? It smells...weird and I would rather work with it clean.

2. Does anyone know of a Crochet messenger bag pattern. I have tried searching but haven't been able to find much. Any help directing me would be nice.

Thanks!!!
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can anyone help me???
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Hi Futurmama!

Well, you probably can't wash it but you can air it out really well, which is what I usually do with second-hand yarn because of my allergies. How can I describe how I do it . . . basically I take a ball of yarn and turn it back into an unrolled hank or skein and basically just let it hang on the line for a day. That usually takes care of any and all funkiness.

As for messenger bags . . . are you on Ravelry?? You could search there.

Or check this one out. Or this. Those are free . . . many more options on Ravelry if you don't mind paying a few bucks.

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Thank you so much Rootzdawta!! I was thinking of PMing you today too.

I think letting it air would be good too, it is just a little musty and has a bunch of specks in it. I think I know how to make a skein though.

I sent for an invitation to ravelry a couple days ago but they haven't emailed me yet. Do you know how much it is? I hear a lot about it on different boards I am on. Thanks for those messenger bags, the brown one is really nice!! I am making it for the director of the clinic we are going to in Tanzania for nursing school as a gift. Thanks again.
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Oh Ravelry is free, free, free! Hopefully you'll get the invitation link soon. Make sure to check your junk e-mail box. I meant some of the patterns you'll find on there are not free . . . you have to pay a few bucks for the pattern.

I like the brown one too . . . what a great gift for such a good purpose.

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Thanks Rootzdawta.

granolagina the link isn't working for me?
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you can definitely wash it - what's the fiber content? I'd hank it up (if you don't have a swift, you can use a willing volunteer's arms, or the legs of a dining room chair (flip the chair over so the legs are sticking up in the air, then wind the yarn around the legs) Then tie it inseveral places so it won't unwind/tangle, then pop it in the sink or washing machine with warm (not HOT!) water and some baby soap (if it's wool) or dawn dish soap (if it's acrylic) let it soak overnight, then spin out, refill the tub with water, then spin out again. Clean yarn!
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you can definitely wash it - what's the fiber content? I'd hank it up (if you don't have a swift, you can use a willing volunteer's arms, or the legs of a dining room chair (flip the chair over so the legs are sticking up in the air, then wind the yarn around the legs) Then tie it inseveral places so it won't unwind/tangle, then pop it in the sink or washing machine with warm (not HOT!) water and some baby soap (if it's wool) or dawn dish soap (if it's acrylic) let it soak overnight, then spin out, refill the tub with water, then spin out again. Clean yarn!
Oh, thanks!! Never knew you could.

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