Monday, 8 August 2011

Is polyester really that bad?

I only ask because normally, I abhor it. Okay I admit, I do have clothing with a percentage of polyester or other man-made fibres since its kind of hard to avoid entirely, indeed sometimes its necessary (where would I be without sock yarn with 20% nylon I ask?) but as with many people, I prefer natural fibres. Cotton, wool, that sort of thing. Deane is big on the fancy-schmancy sheets - apparently sleeping comfort is high on his list of priorities. We have 1,000 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. They're not cheap, so we only have two sets.

Yesterday he picked me up from advanced spinning class with microfibre flannelette sheets. 100% polyester. I eyed him with suspicion, and voiced my concern over the fact that, since he was the one that was so anally-retentive about the type of sheets we should be sleeping on (he wouldn't even allow me to have 100% cotton flannelette sheets!! Said they weren't very comfortable. Pfft) was this really a good idea? He insisted they would be great. So I bit my lip and said no more, reserving judgement until we'd tried them out.

Deane was so enthusiastic about trying them, he stripped the bed and remade it last night, all by himself!!! A very rare occasion! I admit, when I first jumped into bed, it felt a little weird. I believe I described the sheets as... 'grabby'. Still, they weren't entirely un-comfortable, so I just went with it, and eventually nodded off. I have to admit, when I woke up this morning, dude, I was comfy!! Cosy, warm, the sheets just 'grabby' enough to make you feel all soft and melty, and not want to get out of bed. So I have to ask, is polyester really that bad? Perhaps I should stop being so hard on the ol' synthetic fibres after all. Still going to be a yarn snob though, just sayin' ;-)


  1. I'll take your word for it. ;-) I still like my cotton flannelette. I guess it has its uses (who would be without tights!?)