I have been wanting some wool dryer balls for our laundry and found this pin on Pinterest showing how to make your own. Wool dryer balls are supposed to be great for saving you money and energy by cutting the dryer’s drying time. I was so excited to make my own and save even more money.
I had an adorable baby sweater that someone must have spent hours and hours knitting, but I had accidentally washed and shrunk it and it no longer fit by little guy :( So instead of throwing it out, I decided to be super frugal and take a the sweater apart and use the yarn from it.
After hours of pulling the poor sweater to pieces, I finally had enough yarn to make two dryer balls. I followed the instructions and wound the yarn into balls, wrapped then in pantyhose and washed and dried them. After the first felting, they kind of looked like the picture, but not as tight so I decided to boil them and then wash and dry them again. They came out pretty much the same as they went in. I figured that they would continue to felt and tighten up on their own with use.
Well, they made it through a few loads of laundry before this happened…
So much for my DIY Wool Dryer Balls :(