I should be trying to sleep since I have to get up early and clean (my parents are flying in tomorrow afternoon) but I had to see this drying-wool-in-the-dryer thing through.
Ok, here's the deal, my dryer has 4 heat settings: air fluff(regular old room temp air), delicate(low), medium(self expanitory), and regular(high). I
washed the longies, and gently squeezed out as much water as I could. Then after 10 minutes of trying to figure out how to put the stupid rack it (I was making it harder than it is) I set it up on Automatic dry, air fluff-still damp.
Reset it for automatic dry, delicate-slightly less damp.
Next: automatic, medium-almost dry, but still pretty damp in spots.
And finally: automatic, regular-finally dry! They didn't shrink at all, and are actually a little softer than before (maybe dd will let me put them on her now-not really counting on it) :LOL
HTH! and now I'm off to bed (I say that but I don't think it's really going to happen *sigh* :LOL)
Aww, Thanks so much!!! I have four soakers I washed yesterday still trying to dry. The ones on the towel on the counter are wet. The two I put on the rack ontop of the dryer are just damp.
I am wondering how well it would work if I used the wool setting on the washer, then put them in the dryer. Hrmmm... I read another thread where other momma's said the washer setting worked great. It would make life so much easier if it didn't take 3+ days for my wool to dry. DD's bum would also be happier since she is getting rashes when I use the airflow covers now.
Of course, I could also not wait so long that I have to wash all my soakers at once.
Dd is sleeping in a tshirt and her soaker shorts/capri's. (I knew a med was too big but let myself be talked into it.)
I haven't tried drying wool in the dryer, but all my wool dries overnight when I first place it on a towel on the floor with another towel on top of it and walk all over it to get all of the excess water out of it. Then I hang it over a bar on ds's loft bed and it is dry by morning.
Twice, I have let my soaker dry all day (after using the towel method to squeeze excess water out of it) and by night, it wasn't dry so I stuck it in the dryer on med heat with other laundry for about 20 min. It came out perfect. I only have the one soaker so I need it to dry quickly.