Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tips from the Vault: Angora Jumpers


Angora Jumpers:
To wash Angora jumpers, etc., squeeze till clean in lukewarm water and soap-flakes and rinse by squeezing in fresh lukewarm water. Fold carefully, pass through a wringer till no more water can be extracted, then shake and spread out on a flat, warm place to dry. When dry brush up the fluffy surface with a very soft brush.

Dad uncovered this wee book at home. I've, erm, "borrowed" it. Published by EW Cole of the much loved Cole's Funny Picture Books, it's great fun.

Like all handy household hint books, there are some absolute gems among the dross. Over the next little while, I'll share with you some of Mary Mansfield Cook's pearls of wisdom for knitters and sewers. Might just sneak some of the others in as well. Not all of the tips will be practical, but they should be entertaining.


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Is one of the hints:

Cabbage: Boil until grey and smelling like farts (approx 20 minutes)

? :-)

Taphophile said...

No, that's in my Grandmother's recipe book, TSS. It would be funny if it weren't so true. *belch*