Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Fluff in my Dryer

Do you every wonder about all of the lint in your dryer? Sometimes I wonder why after all of these washings and dryings, I have any clothes left. Maybe it is because on nicer days and in warm weather, I hang my clother on the clothesline in my back yard.

There is nothing that smells better that sheets dried on the line. They may be a little crisper than drier sheets get them but I am for crisp, fresh smelling sheets.

Back to the lint. Webster explains it like this:

Lint (n) 1. a staple cotton fiber to make yarn. 2. minute bits of ravelings or minute shreds of yarn; bits of thread. 3. cotton waste product from ginning. 4. a soft material for dressing wounds.

In all of these definitions, I do not see what defines the fluff in my dryer. Maybe cotton waste from Drying??? Or maybe it is the waste from the washing. I know this is rediculous to even wonder about but my mind if just about that stable today.
I really do wonder when my favorite jeans, that are only 4 years old, are going to be completely gone in fluff.

If I would save all of the lint waste in the dryer from drying jeans would I be able to make another pair if I would weave it into new fabric?

I certainly wouldn't want to use it to dress any wounds. I think it would not hold together.

I think the best use for it is to start the fire in the fireplace or let the birds line their nests with it. What do you think?


Andi said...

I bought new jeans today. After trying on countless pairs I settled for a pair that have are made slightly frayed...You know I wear jeans for 5 or 6 years. I fear I will not get my money out of this pair...

Dawn said...

You're sure feeling fluffy today! :) Love ya!

Sarah (Castor) Kamolz said...

Haha! I love you grandma! What a cute post! I do often wonder the same! Like I wash towels and I actually empty the fluff twice! And you know! There are still towels in there! Love you!

Paula said...

Dead Eye keeps some in his survival kit (that he has never had to use) for starting fires.