Wives ... Anyone else's not understand why you love scratchy wool?

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  1. to Ha

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    I love my wool.

    Wool blankets, wool sweaters, wool blanket pullovers, DIY junk, I love wool.

    When I climb into my cozy bed w/wool on top (provided it's cool enough down here!) I feel closer to who I'm meant to be. It's ok to laugh at that weird statement but it's the truth.

    She says "it's nice and warm but it's itchy". I can reply with nothing better than "you're right - and I love it"
     
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    Yeah my wife doesn't get my excitement either.
     
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    Not that I currently have anyone to please/displease..... I too love wool. Wool blankets on bed with no sheet under it suit me just fine. Wool shirts and sweaters all day long with no issues. The only time i get a minor issue is when driving if shoulder belt rides up under my collar and rubs my neck.... worse if I have some stubble showing. Wool hats, wool gloves, wool socks, wool coats, wool shirts all good!! Perhaps I was a sheep in a previous existence!o_O:6::33:
     
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    My wife says wool makes her teeth hurt. That's until she fell in love with my old Clyde Woolen Mills blanket.
     
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    I love my wool, mostly my blanket I start with it in the fall and go all the way to spring. Wear wool sock, long johns, shirts, coats, vests, hats you name it.
     
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    How funny! I was searching for a favored wool sweater the other day & couldn't find it. My wife had moved it to the other side of the closet & I hadn't thought to look there. I guess my reaction to finding it was like a kid in a comics shop. My wife heard my "YES!" exclamation at finding it. She came into the bedroom, and as my head popped out the neck hole, I see her standing across from me shaking her head. She looked at me with a half disgusted, half amused look on her face and said, "You sure love that sweater. I don't get your fascination with wool." I simply replied, "It's a Neanderthal thing. You wouldn't understand." To that, she rolled her eyes and walked away. :p

    I love my wool! :7:
     
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    "It's a Neanderthal thing. You wouldn't understand."

    :35:
     
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    Mine can't understand why I don't wear more of her knits.
    Just never been much for sweaters.
    Socks, mitts and caps though I've got plenty.

    I've been asking her for years to knit me some long johns.
     
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    The people that don’t understand are usually the ones that slather themselves with oily creams and lotions. Isn’t it soft? No it’s just greasy.
     
  10. JohnP

    JohnP No more half measures Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    My wife is a flannel woman, but fully supports my wool addiction. She would just rather have the softness of flannel. Roxie, the High Sheriff Dog, on the other hand, loves the wool blanket on the bed. She turns on her back, all four paws pointing up, and rolls and squirms and wiggles. They’re both keepers in my book.

    JohnP
     
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    Many different grades of wool out there.
    I like the old Hudson's Bay point blankets best for their quality.

    These blankets are both soft and extremely durable and my wife loves them. P1020479.JPG P1020983.JPG SEAL A1 1924.jpg Bens Knife.JPG
     
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    My wife cringes when she hears the word wool, seriously. Lol! All she’s had to compare to is my old military blankets. If I snuck in a good quality wool blanket during a cold winter day and said “Honey, I bought you a new fleece blanket” she would probably love it.
     
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    Wool is a natural hypothermia alarm, if you don't start feeling the occasional itch or scratch watch out and get to a warm place.
     
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    Wool is my favourite, even in the summer. I don't ever remember feeling itchy for more than a few moments when putting on wool. To me, it feels more rough on the skin, but I like the feeling.
     

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