Happy Monday everyone! Today is fun and games day and I have something fun for your kitties and good for your laundry too. Homemade dryer balls which I thought would be fun for kitties too. I found several instructions on Pinterest so I went with this one : http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/how-to-make-felted-wool-dryer-balls/
I had to buy wool yarn which is actually hard to find, there was only a small section in the craft store. Luckily, I had a 40 % off coupon because $5.99 was pricey. One skein should make 4 balls, I ended up with 5 on the smallish side.
You just wind some around your fingers and make a small ball, then you thread the end and pull it through the ball ( so it won’t unwind). Place the ball in a knee high and tie it off with floss ( don’t use yarn or it will felt). Then you wash the nylon filled with balls in hot water, then you dry them on the hottest setting. I ended up doing this twice and didn’t get an actual “felted” look, but they did hold up when I used them to dry clothes and for the cats to play with. I had catnip spray that I sprayed the one for the kitties with, you could also “marinate” them in catnip. Joanie is guarding the stash and Lucy is testing one
I don’t like to use dryer sheets because I always seem to get a rash, even with the unscented ones. I also don’t like them around because they can be harmful to a cat if the cat plays with them or even get those oils on their fur and lick it off. These do work really well and are supposed to last for a year.
I also tried something else yesterday that didn’t have such good results. I keep reading how great coconut oil is for shaving so I decided to use it in the shower and shave my legs. Big mistake it did work, but it took a lot of scrubbing to remove the oil from my legs and the tub was very slippery. I don’t recommend it.