I feel so retro and domesticated posting this. I love this new iron. Well, new to me. The fact that it is pink makes it all the better. It is powerful. I have been limping along with a few Shark irons acquired from Costco or Target and knew that I needed to upgrade my tool selection. I used an Oliso at the Portland Sewdown and got used to the fact that you don’t have to keep setting it up on its end, “time saver.” But what I also got used to was just how good the heat and steam was to work with. I love a flat, flat seam.
Domesticated ironing is underrated. I know that I haven’t taught my daughter how to iron properly and I can add that to the list of shortcomings along with teaching basic cooking. (She can boil and egg and make a grilled cheese, though.) When I was young my biggest chore was the ironing. I would let it all pile up until Sunday and then stand there for hours ironing everyone’s shirts and pants. ( The fashion time frame: it was after the polyester trend and before good no wrinkle cotton.) My father was in the military so I learned to press his uniform shirts. I got good, real good. So good that now I send my husband’s shirt out. I achieved the pinnacle of ironing bliss. But maybe now that I have this new iron I could start pocketing the dry cleaning money and use it for more fabric… ah, NO! Once that summit has been scaled you can’t go back. But I will have fun with my flat, flat seams.