I put my thickest, warmest, cuddliest, favorite pair of cold weather socks over the handle to finish drying. I was working on my computer when I smelled something funny and said out loud "what is that smell". Suddenly, it dawned on me...MY SOCKS! I ran to the stove, saw my disaster and yelled "noooooooooo!". I grabbed the sock, ran outside and put it in the snow...leaving an icky, sticky, plastic mess on my stove...and ran back inside.
By now Johny is saying "what" and wondering what I'm running around desperate about...he wasn't too thrilled with the reason either. At this point I decided to take some thick paper and scrape the plastic off the stove top...it worked on the thick, globby, sticky, ugly stuff...but left the smear you see in the picture above. By the way, this is the other sock, which never fell onto the stove top but did get melted from the heat...who would have thought these amazing socks were made of something so flammable...not sure I want another pair, as cozy as they were.
In the meantime, my dear friend Patti @ Osage Bluff Quilter, do you think your fabulous blacksmith of a husband might have an idea I can try? Or Margy @ Powell River Books Blog, do you have any solutions based on all your wood stove experiences (I know we share burning our clothing, but we've never discussed anything this extreme). Anyone else out there have any suggestions?
Well, you know what they say, live and learn...no more drying synthetic socks on the wood stove!
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