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Pegging

(304 Posts)
Pegged Sat 16-Nov-13 05:11:27

I think I have finally battered my OH into pegging me. I know we will need loads of lube but does anyone have any other advice? Must admit I'm nervous to find out what her choice of strap on is lol

riskit4abiskit Sat 16-Nov-13 05:27:08

Gutted. I thought this was a washing thread. My smalls will remain forever creased.

Butterkistbutterkistrarara Sat 16-Nov-13 05:32:33

I too thought this was to do with hanging out washing.

DropYourSword Sat 16-Nov-13 06:01:33

I was expecting a good moan about how DP doesn't hang out T shirts correctly too!

CoteDAzur Sat 16-Nov-13 06:15:48

What is OP talking about?

insanityscratching Sat 16-Nov-13 06:24:27

I was about to add that yes I hang out in size and colour order and with matching pegs, it's the only thing that I'm obsessive about.

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 06:30:42

Well, why don't we just make it a washing thread? It would be a lot more interesting.

Wooden or plastic pegs? Leaving pegs out or not? Pegging out in order of colour and/or type of garment? Leaving washing out over night?

MrsMook Sat 16-Nov-13 06:34:10

I use my rotary line to separate and sort a side for each purpose. Washing's so much more pleasurable in the summer!

Must get the pegs in so they don't go manky over the winter.

Can plastic pegs go in the dishwasher?

differentnameforthis Sat 16-Nov-13 06:37:21

I prefer wooden pegs, I find the plastic once get brittle in our heat & snap very easily!

FriskyHenderson Sat 16-Nov-13 06:39:18

Just remember to peg things that go on your top by the bottom and things on the bottom by the top.

Monkeyandanimal Sat 16-Nov-13 06:43:55

Not another pegging thread! I have said it it before; the IKEA ones fall off the line. It's worth spending a little more for quality OP.

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 06:46:38

Pegging trousers at the top just feels wrong. I can't do it.

SoupDragon Sat 16-Nov-13 06:47:32

I've put plastic pegs in the dishwasher before. They were fine.

I wouldn't try it with a wooden one though think of the splinters

SoupDragon Sat 16-Nov-13 06:48:28

Pegging trousers at the top just feels wrong. I can't do it.

Apparently pegging should always be done at the bottom.

Monkeyandanimal Sat 16-Nov-13 06:50:03

grin

JumpingJackSprat Sat 16-Nov-13 06:51:48

I don't have a washing line so am unable to do pegging.I feel like I don't belong.

gamerchick Sat 16-Nov-13 06:52:07

I can't peg pance by the top either.

People explain the matching colour pegs to me and it doesn't compute grin

I thought it was a quit smoking thread grin

DaddyPigsMistress Sat 16-Nov-13 06:54:28

Me either jumping, only have an airer.

I will never be pegged

<dailymail sadface>

JumpingJackSprat Sat 16-Nov-13 06:59:52

Daddypig t thank you, i feel less alone now. I think we should start a campaign to get everyone a free washing line and pegs so that nobody is left out in the future. The op makes it sound such fun and I want to be able to experience it.

JuneauWhoIAm Sat 16-Nov-13 07:00:55

Just stick it in the dryer, much easier.

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 07:07:19

A dryer!? shock Heresy.

Cinnamon2013 Sat 16-Nov-13 07:07:35

This thread cracked me up this morning

plentyofsoap Sat 16-Nov-13 07:11:53

I have left my plastic pegs out on the line. I need to get them in before winter really sets in!

FaceAglowPantsOfSand Sat 16-Nov-13 07:14:24

I came on hoping this would be about deviant sexual practices (not that I've heard the term before) but assuming it would be a dull thread about washing grin

Pegging is more of a summer activity. It all goes in the drier in winter. If DH doesn't stop leaving tissues in his clothes that go through the wash and drier I'll peg him to within an inch of his life.

I know it is properly autumn when I stop pegging out smile

I pegged out on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. It was so bright and clear my sheets and towels dried beautifully.
Currently I've a load in the machine (including the bed sheet that DD whipped off my bed because it's blue for her children in need table angry)
I am optimistic my DH will deal with the pegging later.

rainbowfeet Sat 16-Nov-13 07:19:43

My ds thinks my pegs are toys for him to play with so they go missing... Keep buying cheap to replace & they break is it best to invest in more expensive ones?!!

JudyJudgypants Sat 16-Nov-13 07:19:53

I'm having a hot toasted Pegwidge for breakfast, anybody else want one?

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Sat 16-Nov-13 07:20:16

<puts peg bag away sadly>

PerpendicularVince Sat 16-Nov-13 07:20:58

The person who owned our house before us put the washing line dispenser thingy (that's the technical term), the wrong way up so we can't use it. This means no pegging in Casa Vince and lots of tumble drier action.

Is that the kind of information you need OP?

insanityscratching Sat 16-Nov-13 07:22:20

I don't like to see pegs left on the line after the washing is fetched in, anyone else? I have one of those naff peg bags to put them in though.

SoupDragon Sat 16-Nov-13 07:23:58

Pegwidge? Is that bread peg bread?

CerealKillerMom Sat 16-Nov-13 07:30:01

Sounds like the collective wisdom of MN only pegs...
1. In summer
2. Outside
3. Peg choice is up to the individual

PerpendicularVince Sat 16-Nov-13 07:30:45

<takes pegwidge from JudyJudgy, adds ketchup. Sits and reads paper waiting for OP to return>

mewmeow Sat 16-Nov-13 07:34:44

I think you should 'peg' him hard. I've always been tempted to suggest this to dp, not that I'd take any pleasure in it, I just want him to be fully aware how much it bloody hurts to have things rammed up your anus.smile

JudyJudgypants Sat 16-Nov-13 07:39:45

Pegwidge

Peg Bread Peg, bash square, toast, put pegwidge in round hole.
Mmmmmm Naice.

Pegs go rusty if left out in the line do they not insanity? I have a peg bag too

I have no idea what this means and am bit scared to Google it.smile. We don't have any pegs in my house, just an indoor aerier, joys of living in a flat.

stickysausages Sat 16-Nov-13 07:42:53

My pegs are on sabbatical until spring. I like to imagine them on a naice cruise or something.....

elspethmcgillicuddy Sat 16-Nov-13 07:43:33

I went to a craft fair yesterday that sold lovely dolly pegs with painted bit so the end. I thought "how sweet".

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 16-Nov-13 07:43:49

Pegs should not be left on the line - it's slovenly.

Pegs should be matching.

Clothes need to be hung out in 'groups' & be organised by size/shape.

I line dried 3 loads of washing yesterday - bliss in November!

StayShiny Sat 16-Nov-13 07:44:19

This is why I love Mumsnet. grin

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 07:47:31

I finally have a garden after years of living in flats without. I was MOST excited about having a washing line and the bliss of pegging grin

whattodoo Sat 16-Nov-13 07:47:35

Is it bad peg etiquette to use the same pegs to hang my washing as I do for holding bags of frozen peas closed?

Should I get a separate set?

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 07:50:01

Ooh, ooh, I use pegs on all sorts of packaging. Especially those "re sealable" bags that never, ever work!

ivykaty44 Sat 16-Nov-13 07:51:30

do you wash your pegs?

Monkeyandanimal Sat 16-Nov-13 07:54:42

Not as such, ivy, but I do splash them about in a bit in a beaker of water after heavy use.

Flossiechops Sat 16-Nov-13 07:57:25

I find plastic pegs far better than the wooden types. Also a rotary line is brilliant on a windy day for drying lots of washing. grin

Flossiechops Sat 16-Nov-13 07:58:01

Gosh do people wash pegs?? I never knew!

EauRouge Sat 16-Nov-13 08:01:07

Shit, I didn't realise I was meant to wash my pegs.

Can I derail the thread a bit and talk about washing lines? The first thing I did when we bought our house was get rid of the rotary one. I can't fucking stand them.

killpeppa Sat 16-Nov-13 08:02:21

im looking for a new washing line actually.

to rotary or not to rotary?

namechangesforthehardstuff Sat 16-Nov-13 08:03:58

Pegging MN guide:

You Will Need

A rotary washing line or similar

Pance (apparently)

Sturdy plastic pegs (not IKEA)

A strap on

Lube

Have I understood this correctly?

littlewhitebag Sat 16-Nov-13 08:04:24

I love pegging. No one else in my house is allowed to do it. I have a system and my whirligig cannot be sullied by someone else's random pegging. I am obviously slovenly as I have never washed my pegs. Must go and get right onto it and get them all pristine before putting them away for winter.

I also have a pulley for indoor drying. I love my pulley very much.

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 08:04:43

Retractable line, all the way for me.

JudyJudgypants Sat 16-Nov-13 08:05:12

I wish I'd looked after my peg bag, its gone all saggy because I was careless, it must have had hundreds of pegs stuffed in it over the years,
I wasn't fussy.
Recently it got so bad all my pegs fell out whilst I was in the garden and as I was bent over trying to gather them up, my neighbor called over, and asked what I was doing?.
I said, "its me peg bag its bust open, its on its last legs" and she said she'd had the same problem and I needed to see a gynecologist about it. so what I want to know is, would a gynecologist put a draw string in? and since when did a gynecologists start doing small domestic sewing repairs? is because of the NHS cuts?

tumbletumble Sat 16-Nov-13 08:07:07

My peg bag is home made by my MIL <smug>

She gave it to me for my xmas present one year hmm

EauRouge Sat 16-Nov-13 08:07:45

Definitely retractable. Then when you're not using it you can look out on your garden and enjoy the view without a massive, brightly-coloured mutant umbrella ruining it.

I confess that I am a slattern as I do tend to leave the pegs on the line, but I think this is counteracted buy me always pegging up the socks in matching pairs. I feel all wrong if I don't.

Damn autocorrect, by me I mean!

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 08:12:14

We always leave pegs out. And they're wooden. <slovenly rebel>

We do have a pulley. It's wonderful.

CadleCrap Sat 16-Nov-13 08:12:28

I love my HUGE rotary drier - I have really crap pegs though sad

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 08:14:05

My mother once gave me a peg bag for Christmas. It made me cry, and not in a good way. sad

sparkle101 Sat 16-Nov-13 08:19:02

Wooden pegs all the way I think. Wilko's are very good. This is from my very limited washing putting out experience as it is more dh's domain, I'm all about the tumble drier!

Soldierskittle Sat 16-Nov-13 08:26:54

When I was a child [said in that voice] everyone had lines strung between two tall poles. The upper line, once full could be winched up to dizzying heights. I long for a washing line like that but I've no idea where you'd get one or how you'd make one sad

plum100 Sat 16-Nov-13 08:31:13

I have both - rotary is great and holds loads but on this weather i use my retractable as the wind can really get to it and give it a good flapping!

Thants Sat 16-Nov-13 08:37:53

I want to peg dp isn't to it confused.
I can dream.
Lube, foreplay, start small!

EauRouge Sat 16-Nov-13 08:40:52

Lube and foreplay? I really am doing my laundry all wrong.

IslaValargeone Sat 16-Nov-13 08:43:31

Oh this is about laundry?
I thought it was about those little plastic pegs you clip on your cellophane bags for leftover food.
I do love a good housekeeping thread.

Flossiechops Sat 16-Nov-13 08:44:48

Dmil bought me a lovely pink Cath Kidston peg bag but it's turned green with mould out in the garden all year long. I may ask Santa for a new one smile

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 08:46:08

"Give it a good flapping" grin

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 16-Nov-13 08:52:03

Lol @ going to the gynaecologist!! grin

And "pance" grin

Ours is retractable but I currently can't retract it as dd broke it. Plastic pegs in matching colurs of course.

<also too scared to google "pegging">

I'm very slovenly, leave pegs on the line all year, my DD moans as she finds spiders etc hiding in the crevices when she does her washing, this is the reason I don't use wooden pegs, they go rusty and soggy living on the line all year, loving this thread grin

aGnotherGnu Sat 16-Nov-13 08:55:44

The rotary line is better for clothes, but I would like a straight line for the sheets as well. I pull the rotary out and store in the shed when not in use.

My pegs are kept in a plastic basket which hangs on the line while in use.

And I peg trousers from the bottom otherwise the waistband doesn't dry properly IME.

Does anyone use a prop??

KenDoddsDadsDog Chile Sat 16-Nov-13 08:59:33

I had a prop from Lakeland <preens>

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sat 16-Nov-13 09:00:15

Oh yes a prop us essential.

Love a pegging out washing thread. It makes me happy.

idlevice Sat 16-Nov-13 09:01:14

Some posters seem to be getting the wrong end of the peg shock

Yes, a prop is essential for a sagging line.

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 09:02:23

Yes to props, hoist those sheets high!

Haven't pegged for a while though - since I got my new tumble drier <proud>

PrincessKitKat Sat 16-Nov-13 09:06:10

I have a huge bag of pretty wooden pegs decorated with buttons & beads - quite vintage - that I used to peg up photos on a hairy string washing line at my wedding reception.

You're welcome to them if that's your OH's thing OP?

Annianni Sat 16-Nov-13 09:10:28

I use wooden pegs on my freezer items, the plastic ones tend to break when cold.
But use plastic ones outside.

I have a really high up washing line between 2 poles, it's so high at one end, I can't reach it.
I use a prop too.

I long for a retractable one <sigh>

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sat 16-Nov-13 09:11:47

I use the pole for my extendable window cleaning gadget as a prop. And matching pegs. Shirts and tshirts on hangers secured to the line with elastic bands. Is that uber pegging I wonder?

HoopersGinger Sat 16-Nov-13 09:14:08

The Cath Kidston peg bag sounds sexy!

RaspberrySchnapps Sat 16-Nov-13 09:14:33

I was going to buy a rotary for new house, but now quite like the look a six way retractable. Does anyone have one of these? will I need to shove 6 props up? I like the idea of a really big load flapping away but worry it might be too much.

Pegs must be matching. My clothes have the special red pegs. Pegs must never be left on the line/dryer. Washing must be grouped in clothes groups. Socks must be paired prior to pegging. Rotary dryers should be removed from their handy hole and placed in the garage/shed after use. (Mine is several inches shorter now after rusting at the bottom after being left out and who wants to see the rotary dryer in the garden anyway???)
Dreams of a nice long washing line like I used to have in married quarters.....

EauRouge Sat 16-Nov-13 09:16:57

We have a retractable one with two lines that my DM gave us. DH was not as excited about it as I was and I wonder if this is a cultural thing. He's Canadian and I think they just tumble dry everything, even in the summer. Any N Americans around to confirm how pegging is done over there?

HoopersGinger Sat 16-Nov-13 09:17:22

Hope OP has washed his filthy sheets at 90'` this morning and has them flapping in the breeze already.

"big load flapping away" grin

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 09:21:02

Every time I read flapping it has me in hysterics for some reason!

Soldierskittle Sat 16-Nov-13 09:22:04

Six line retractable shock

That is hardcore

WhereIsMyHat Sat 16-Nov-13 09:22:10

We have old an old school washing line with a pulley and everything. It is amazing, lower it, fill it up and then hoist it into the air to flap about in the wind. My grandmother used to have something similar but hers was two tier.

I've stopped pegging out now until it warms up a bit, nothing dries.

Soldierskittle Sat 16-Nov-13 09:23:35

I need a two tier one

envy

DoctorTwo Iran Sat 16-Nov-13 09:27:06

At this time of year it gets draped over radiators.

JudyJudgypants Sat 16-Nov-13 09:28:14

After a good flapping outside, does anyone wash their pegs in a beaker?

stickysausages Sat 16-Nov-13 09:29:26

My peg bag has a hole in it too sad

Surely if you lubed up your pegs the washing would drop off onto the floor? hmm

stickysausages Sat 16-Nov-13 09:30:10

The hole in my peg bag means it's prone to leakage sad

RandallFloyd Sat 16-Nov-13 09:33:00

I leave my pegs out.
They're in a very specific order that took sone time to perfect so bringing them in and out would be too much of a faff.

I didn't think I was particularly picky about pegging, items are grouped in the only way that makes logical sense, but it seems it's not as obvious as I think it is.

XDH used to try to emulate it but frankly his pegging was a little too maverick for my tastes.

tethersend Sat 16-Nov-13 09:34:01

There's nothing worse than improperly pegged washing.

Apart from being fucked up the arse with a massive dildo, of course.

thegreylady Sat 16-Nov-13 09:34:06

I use an indoor clothes dryer in Winter so all my pegs are resting in the peg bag atm. I wish you could still get nice wooden dolly pegs.

GobbolinoCat England Sat 16-Nov-13 09:34:25

I leave my pegs out too.

I do not have many left. I actually did a radical thing this year and actually splashed out on some new pegs. Its made life at the washing line much more pleasant. smile

whats all this pegging business hasn't EVERYONE got a lakeland heated airer these days?

GobbolinoCat England Sat 16-Nov-13 09:36:03

XDH used to try to emulate it but frankly his pegging was a little too maverick for my tastes

Randal, is this ^ why he is an ex. The last thing you want is a maverick pegger on your hands.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 09:36:17

My pegs have just been washed and polished and are currently hibernating in the greenhouse for the winter.

I have one of the retractable lines, I love the swoosh noise it makes when I put it away.

DP sometimes helps out by pegging with me in garden when he has completed a particularly big load. I find pegging to be an activity which we both enjoy.

Nothing more satisfying that hanging your damp moist load on the line and to hear it flapping away merrily in the breeze.

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 09:39:18

I've yet to find a partner who pegs to my high standards.

stickysausages Sat 16-Nov-13 09:39:23

Anyone know how to avoid those tell tale marks that are left behind on your load, after a heavy pegging session!?

ControlGeek Sat 16-Nov-13 09:40:53

Oh crikey, not only am I slovenly for leaving my pegs on the line, they stay out all year round shock

On a serious note, does anyone know if you can still get the 'dolly' style pegs? You know, the wooden ones with a head and the long slit? My normal wooden pegs just can't cope with the weight of DP's trousers when they're wet.

RaspberrySchnapps Sat 16-Nov-13 09:41:02

that's what the lube is for, Sticky.

shock Tethers

thornrose Sat 16-Nov-13 09:41:17

It's all in the positioning sticky.

littlewhitebag Sat 16-Nov-13 09:42:59

Peg over the line and under the armpits to avoid tell tale pegging marks.

RandallFloyd Sat 16-Nov-13 09:43:19

Tethers that made me do an actual lol grin

It's one of the reasons he's an ex Gobbolino, I can't lie. Mismatched pegging techniques what can you do eh?

softlysoftly Sat 16-Nov-13 09:51:45

My pegs always go missing sad end of the season not a peg to be seen

softlysoftly Sat 16-Nov-13 09:59:22

whereis / soldiers my neighbour has one of those hoist it high double decker lines, I was envy

But then next door whispered "Yes but it's a bit valleys isn't it" shock

hiddenhome Sat 16-Nov-13 10:03:30

I don't need to do pegging now that I have a spin dryer grin

Ezza1 Sat 16-Nov-13 10:19:58

A wayward peg broke my Flymo last summer.

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 10:26:53

Weeping with laughter reading this... God, I love MN...

KissesBreakingWave Sat 16-Nov-13 10:33:38

I have no particular opinion on pegging one way or the other. I just want to say that if you pronounce it as though it were actually spelled 'pance' you are a bad person and you should feel bad about that, go and sit down in the corner and think about what you've done.

killpeppa Sat 16-Nov-13 10:40:51

ive never had a washing line.
now i covet one...

damn mumsnet

ControlGeek Sat 16-Nov-13 10:46:51

killpeppa I felt the same way when I lived in a flat. Then I found out how cheaply you could get them from the supermarket so I bought one and just kept it in the kitchen drawer, taking it out to look at it occasionally. When we went camping, I took it with us and used it to dry our tea towels around the fire. It was wonderful!

PS my question about the dolly pegs was genuine - though reading it back it looks a bit tongue in cheek and double entre laden which was not what I meant!

SavoyCabbage Sat 16-Nov-13 10:48:45

I need new pegs so I picked up a packet but when I was in the queue I noticed that there was ONE peg of a different colour. That would have driven be doo-lally so I had to put them back. hmm

ShinyBauble Sat 16-Nov-13 10:50:41

I would feel more sympathy for your thread derailment OP if you hadn't used the distasteful word 'battered' to describe persuading your partner into something. I know you didn't mean it literally, but still...

I hope she tears you a new one grin

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 10:51:26

Gosh MN certainly alerts you to unheard of practices.

I sincerely hope I am never afflicted with a prolapse of the peg bag variety. I like to think my peg bag will serve me well for many years to come no matter how hard DP rams the pegs in after sorting his load out.

killpeppa Sat 16-Nov-13 10:53:33

I have no clue to what the OP meant by 'pegging' & wash quite glad it has turned into a washing thread...blush

anyone elaborate?

justaweeone Sat 16-Nov-13 10:53:34

I need a new peg bucket as mine has gone all brown and rusty.

bebopanddoowop Sat 16-Nov-13 10:54:34

I have learnt a lot from this thread - I didn't know you're supposed to hang clothes to dry upside down - trousers from the feet end etc. washing days are revolutionised!

uhOhOhDear Sat 16-Nov-13 10:55:08

With all this talk of washing I must hang mine out. is it too cold today though?

fluffyraggies England Sat 16-Nov-13 10:56:51

I love pegging! grin

Nothing more relaxing than being out in the sun in the summer, daydreaming for 15 mins while filling a line. At one with nature. Saving electricity.

Wooden pegs for me. And NEVER left out overnight.

DialsMavis Sat 16-Nov-13 10:57:27

DD (2 at the time) named all of our pegs Julian. The moniker has been taken on by most of the extended family. If a peg breaks DD lets out an anguished "Juuillliannnnnn" and scrabbles around at my feet to collect the pieces- my pegs break frequently as I am a discusting oaf who leaves them on the line. wink

chipshop Sat 16-Nov-13 10:58:54

Our garden is always full of birds as DP loves em. So I think pegging outside would be too dangerous, a shame cause I hate doing it indoors.

Peg bag????
Pegs are best held in a plastic box for ease of rummage!
When we bought this house it had a fab pulley in the utility room. We were putting in a new kitchen and the builders were asked by me to work around the pulley.
When I went to work, DH arranged for cupboards to go on the wall so the pulley couldn't be pulled down hmm
I almost LTB there and then.

riskit4abiskit Sat 16-Nov-13 11:00:06

What is acceptable attire for pegging? I think the postman caught me at it in my pjs once. I was mortified as they were primark and not m and s.

Admiraltea Sat 16-Nov-13 11:04:55

I always take some pegs on holiday. Naice new ones...
Vair useful. I love pegging on the balcony....anyone can look and admire...I am proud to show off my pegging skills around the world.

MyBoilsAreFab Sat 16-Nov-13 11:08:23

Well ladies, I am not one to boast, but I have been pegging this morning - INDOORS!

My deviant device of choice is lime green plastic, but nothing so common as strap on, oh no, it is adorned with a large hook with which to attach it as appropriate, and lots of lovely dangly pegs from which to dangle my .. socks. Very satisfying.

KungFuBustle Sat 16-Nov-13 11:11:28

I never peg. The dog gets excited, grabs something and runs round causing the twirlymagig to spin and stuff to fly off.

I have an indoor clothes airer. I dream of Lakeland heated airers. The stuff of REAL fantasy.

MyPegsAreFab Sat 16-Nov-13 11:12:51

I have name changed in celebration of this thread ('tis Boils!)

ErrorError Sat 16-Nov-13 11:32:50

Anyone else really disenchanted by the claims of storm pegs? Who pegs their clothes out in the middle of a storm anyway?! They are brittle and not fit for purpose.

I thought that pegging was when you put as many pegs on somebody as you could without them noticing shock All my childhood years ruined!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 16-Nov-13 11:41:25

I confess I have just pegged.... the washing on my line. I live in the SW and we have two lines one on a pulley system so it hauls up me duvet to hand straight down in one piece, not folded or anything tis a marvel. on a windy day all the towels get a good blow and come in all fresh and lovely <sigh> I love pegging. I have a bag made by my mum and am anal <snort> about how I peg, wooden ones and lots of them shirts and tees by the hem trousers by the waistband all line up nice and even. gives me the rage if anyone else does it as they stick pegs in any old how and fold.... FOLD things over to stick them into... no no no.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 11:42:33

ErrorError, I hear what you are saying. You may want to go for the more robust hurricane pegs (Sainsburys approx £2.79, in the laundry ailse).

I find you get a much firmer grip for those extreme outdoor pegging occasions. The only downside to them is you are quite limited in the colour selection.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 16-Nov-13 11:42:56

confused that sounds like fun, <wanders down the garden with peg bag to watch DH felling trees>

SaucyJack Sat 16-Nov-13 11:43:50

I don't think I've ever pegged in my life hmm

I just drape the stuff over the line and pray to fuck it doesn't blow away.

Sallyingforth Sat 16-Nov-13 11:43:57

My grandmother was Peggy. Her favourite lube was gin.

wrigglebum Sat 16-Nov-13 11:45:17

I really dislike MIL's pegging technique, she overlaps clothes to save on pegs so you get damp corners. Just buy more pegs ffs!

tethersend Sat 16-Nov-13 11:52:25

Yes, poor pegging practice can lead to touching cloth.

PerpendicularVince Sat 16-Nov-13 11:52:33

I imagine that the OP started this thread in the hope of having a quick hand shandy or writing a crap newspaper article.

Hopefully he's learnt something useful about washing instead.

<leaves thread to research peg bags>

ShinyBauble Sat 16-Nov-13 11:55:01

killpeppa It's really best you google it for yourself, you won't see anything horrifying. There are many tumbrs devoted to pegging.

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 11:58:10

I want a Futility Room with one of those strap on dolly thingys that you can hoist up to the ceiling so I don't have dripping clothes all over the house when can't do.proper pegging outside. Sigh...you know you've finally hit middle age when you really, REALLY want a Futility Room. I could put all the toys in there that are waiting to be mended/have batteries replaced in them and keep bulk buys in it that I will never get round to using, AND the library books that are a month overdue and everything....(drifts off into little reverie).

EauRouge Sat 16-Nov-13 11:58:41

I have an indoor drying rack but I have to say I prefer al fresco pegging. Obviously the weather has to be right though.

wrigglebum Sat 16-Nov-13 12:00:32

Perpendicular- try John Lewis. I got my peg bag there after being very jealous of my friend's. It holds so many pegs it's like a peg TARDIS.

ControlGeek Sat 16-Nov-13 12:01:02

I've just persuaded DP to go pegging with me in Wilko - yay! I've never owned a peg bag - I feel rather deprived.

My pegging also overlaps, partly to preserve pegs but mostly because I never have enough line space. I am so jealous of all this talk of double decker pegging envy

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 12:02:36

Lusting after a pulley now. Our yard is barely big enough for a rotary and there is nowhere that the pulley could go, but a girl can dream.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 12:06:51

Sometimes DP pegs alone whilst I am at work, I am fine with this, but sometimes I come home to find a car crash of mismatched pegs on the line. He must go at it at some speed. More than once I have had to remind him to be a little more gentle with my wet delicates.

PerpendicularVince Sat 16-Nov-13 12:08:11

<gets car keys out to speed down motorway to John Lewis, dreaming of wrigglebum's tardis peg bag>

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:08:52

Lisamed my sister has one and I am sooo jealous. She's also got a fabbo thing for steam pressing clothes which works like a toastie maker and a circular pegging device for hanging up smalls and socks so she can whip 'em in all in one go when rain starts rather than flanelling around like a lunatic and getting soaked in the process. No wash day blues for her, no siree... But then she does have 4 DCs so has had to.become a lean, mean washing machine!

mineofuselessinformation Sat 16-Nov-13 12:11:11

Where did OP go? grin
I have to confess I am a peg slattern and leave them out year-round. But I do give them a whizz in the washing machine every now and again....
Am I alone in finding it highly annoying when I go to use a peg but it snaps as it has got brittle?

IslaValargeone Sat 16-Nov-13 12:12:27

Getting quite hot under the collar at ocelot's sister having a steam presser.

KatoPotato Sat 16-Nov-13 12:13:01

I hear bovril is is a great lube for rusty pegs

thegreylady Sat 16-Nov-13 12:13:58

Ocelot are you my dd? She has a sign saying Futility Room and a big wooden ceiling hoist for clothes drying. Pegs are reserved for Summer smile

gordyslovesheep Germany Sat 16-Nov-13 12:14:16

Plastic pegs here - they never match and my line is disorganised - I am a slatternly rebel

Ezza1 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:14:29

Can I just warn you all off of buying pegs from poundland or similar? They are rubbish. One bit of sunshine and they discolour and go very brittle.

I'm not sure if they would fare better with a bit of lube oil to make them more supple?

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:17:02

Isla it is most Fabby. Once fully revved up, it takes a mere half an hour to do all 4 DCs clothes for the week. Course you have to lube it up right first, whisper sweet nothings afterwards...

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:19:11

greylady doubt it! My own DM is PETRIFIED of t'internet. And a pegging traditionalist.

DidoTheDodo Sat 16-Nov-13 12:19:12

Ocelot, I''ve got one of those racks-on-pulleys jobs. it is called (apparently) a Sheila Maid. After I have pegged washing on the outside line I air it on that thingy and it is really brilliant. I thoroughly recommend it to one and all.

IslaValargeone Sat 16-Nov-13 12:21:23

Sounds like too much hard work ocelot
I like to go straight to sleep after laundry duties.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 12:22:12

I sincerely hope to OP enjoys his pegging sessions as much as we ladies do. He hope he comes back to tell us all about it, technique, any overlaps and more importantly how long his sheets took to dry out.

JudyJudgypants Sat 16-Nov-13 12:23:39

DidoTheDodo I've had a lot of success by "airing it on a thingy", I highly recommend it [Grin]

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:27:47

Can the OP tell us how he deals with streaming windows on days when pegging is undesirable? It's very troublesome...

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sat 16-Nov-13 12:29:20

I was feeling quite smug here because I have so much kit.
A rotary line for when I feel like pegging outdoors, it has a nice zip up cover for protection keeping it clean when not in use and colour coordinated pegs which never get abandoned outdoors. I also have a linen tardis-like peg bag which lives on its own special hook in the futility room.

The futility room has a pulley airer for when the weather's inclement.
So far, so smug then.

But now I'm worried. When I use the pulley I also use whispers
coat hangers.

Am I normal?

I'm also fantasizing about a prop, even though I don't have a long line hmm I think I might be confused do I need to seek out a 'support' group?grin

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:29:48

Isla heartless I tell you, heartless! I suppose you don't regularly stroke your dishwasher and thank it for making your life better too?

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:32:00

enrique no, I think you are keeping your washing day experience alive by introducing a little variety and (whispers) ...adventure....

Branleuse Sat 16-Nov-13 12:32:32

I can never get my dh to do pegging properly. He insists on using a horse

JudyJudgypants Sat 16-Nov-13 12:34:05

How times have changed, in my grandmothers day they did it all indoors, and by hand, it wasn't thought decent to do otherwise.

shallweshop Sat 16-Nov-13 12:35:03

I've given up pegging for the winter! Will probably start again in the spring.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 12:39:07

Branleuse, that made me laugh

Gosh, I am spending for too much time on here today.

ExcuseTypos Sat 16-Nov-13 12:41:46

My DH loves pegging but he never does it properly as I do it and it takes him bloody ages to peg just do one load!

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sat 16-Nov-13 12:44:11

ocelet thank you, I shall embrace boldly the variety, although perhaps not as much as the Branleuse household does.

Judyjp I wonder if they had the same levels of satisfaction and if so, does it really matter?

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sat 16-Nov-13 12:52:50

Apols for typo ocelot41

bryonywhisker Sat 16-Nov-13 12:57:19

my peg pag has gone mouldy

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:57:41

enrique no problem - it happens to us all sometimes. Even with both hand on the keyboard... Must dash off now, smashing pegging weather!

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:58:30

*hands, dammit hands!

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 13:08:13

So envious of steam press. I have a little round thingy to dangle socks from which I got from Poundland. It is a bit fragile though and the bits you dangle from get all tangled up.

Currently working on my futility room which will soon have <drumroll> a heated Lakeland airer next to a dehumidifier.

We get funny smells in our street so it's not always possible for outdoor pegging. However even in summer a dehumidifier keeps air moving and will dry clothes, and I don't need to switch the airer on to use the hanging facilities.

SoupDragon Sat 16-Nov-13 13:08:13

Does anyone else think this thread hasn't gone the way the OP intended...?

SoupDragon Sat 16-Nov-13 13:09:00

I am currently mourning a lost opportunity for pegging whilst I was at DSs rugby this morning. If I'd put a load on over night, I could have pegged outdoors and have it dry by now sad

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 13:11:25

I have done some magnificent pegging today. I can watch it from where I'm sitting, flapping in the breeze.

What an excellent thread this has turned out to be. I sincerely hope the OP got what he needed out of it. smile

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 13:11:46

Not sure SoupDragon.

But I am certain he won't find what he is looking for in the Lakeland catalogue.

ohmymimi Sat 16-Nov-13 13:11:54

I didn't know you could get strap-on peg bags; brill idea. Can you buy these strsp-ons in Home Bargains?

almapudden Sat 16-Nov-13 13:12:25

I live in a flat and am thus denied the joys of pegging. When I go to visit my mother, one of the highlights is the opportunity to really get stuck into some old-fashioned pegging. She has a pole-hoist line, it's very exciting.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 16-Nov-13 13:14:34

grin at Tethersend

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 13:16:09

ConfusedDotty shock The Lakeland has the answer to everything in it, life, the universe and just everything

<Goes and strokes Lakeland catalogue for reassurance>

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:16:36

It's been a mine of useful information about different approaches to pegging Vermicious - a Classic in fact?

SoupDragon Sat 16-Nov-13 13:18:07

Oh, I think the Lakeland catalogue might be useful

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 13:21:13

Oh definitely, Ocelot. A classic guide to classic pegging:

- pegging inside and outside
- equipment required for pegging
- pros and cons of plastic and wood
- top or bottom pegging
- rotary and/or pull-up pegging or maybe even the particularly risqué 6-strand pulley-uppy-thingy pegging
- pegging versus spin drying (no contest)
- being anal about pegging
- pegging in all weathers

What more could a pegging enthusiast need or want?

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 13:24:10

A strap on peg bag? Well I never. I think I NEED one.

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:26:34

Vermicious 'Peggers Weekly'- I think we could have a market. Maybe we could even be on Have I Got News For You?
Lisa I have futility room envy and am so glad to have found a Lakeland soulmate. Long may your airer dry efficiently...

Anniegetyourgun Sat 16-Nov-13 13:28:37

Branleuse , this thread is not about tent pegging and you jolly well know it. Shame on you for derailing.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 13:32:20

Word of warning for all you peggers.

If you are using a rotary washing line in high winds, please make sure it is well secured. My friend had a pegging disaster in the summer. A sudden gust blew the rotary dryer over and it ended up almost smashing her back door in. Also there was half a dozen peg casualites too.

Safe pegging people.

BoosterBondageSapphire Sat 16-Nov-13 13:36:59

Cant believe so many people are so anal about pegging.

<flounces off to use dryer>

strruglingoldteach Sat 16-Nov-13 13:41:10

Anniegetyourgun Oh but using tent pegs is so very satisfying. Sometimes you have to wiggle them a bit first to get them in, but if you persevere they just slide in smoothly.

Pegging using washing pegs just doesn't compare, regardless of whether you prefer wood or plastic.

EauRouge Sat 16-Nov-13 13:53:36

I think we need new tent pegs, DH had a heck of a time getting ours in this summer. He kept hitting bumps, it took him ages and he was very sweaty and worn out by the time he'd got them all in.

bumpandkind Sat 16-Nov-13 13:53:49

I miss pegging, gave it up when I moved from the country to an airless flat in the city. If I peg on the balcony my clothes smell of the south circular traffic.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 14:04:09

The biggest drawback to pegging is there's a chance you are going to end up with poo on the bed linen, it's the risk you take unfortunately.

I find if I remove the hanging bird feeders before pegging out the risk is by far reduced.

IslaValargeone Sat 16-Nov-13 14:05:41

I couldn't peg when we lived in the country because of the smell of poo in the air.

At the very least this thread should win the prize for fastest derail grin.

Once again MN provides me with an education...

Anybody have/like the Brabantia peg bag? Suitable for pegging in ALL weather conditions, even in Scotland <proud>

ghostonthecanvas Sat 16-Nov-13 14:25:17

This has reminded me to take in my retractable line which has been unretracted all summer. Pointless really. I tried plastic pegs but they keep breaking.

ocelot41 Sat 16-Nov-13 14:25:41

What I want to know is what was the OP doing thinking about pegging at 5am? That's very keen. But everyone knows the earliest you can bang your first load in is when you get up for coffee at 6 ish, otherwise you'll wake the neighbours...(or at least you do in terraces....) Maybe the pegging the OP had in mind can only be carried out in detached properties? Or perhaps he was simply trying to get his pegs lined up for later in the day? In which case, it was admirable forward planning.

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 14:30:37

I have one of those fancy enamel peg buckets. It is rubbish as it doesn't have enough room for all the pegs needed but at least is perforated at the bottom in case I leave it out. I'm never going to leave it out. I am a dreadful slattern and haphazard pegger but still the Hyacinth Bucket of our street. It would be nicked in seconds.

If you have a rotary line and a peg bag, how do you work the problem of the bag always being the other side of the dryer when you're wrestling in the sheets and just dropped a load?

BackforGood Sat 16-Nov-13 14:30:37

ConfusedPixie - am SO glad you mentioned that sort of pegging, that's what I thought this thread was going to be about too....

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 14:30:50

* a load of pegs...

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 14:31:57

btw I tried to recommend this thread for classics. It's the first time I've ever tried to do this and my computer had a bit of a dicky fit during - would it be bad form to try again, just in case it did get through?

cardiandcrocs Sat 16-Nov-13 14:32:38

Thanks for making me grinyou nest of vipers....

roastednut Sat 16-Nov-13 14:34:52

Haven't been on mn for a while then read this. Huge Lolz grin

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 14:37:17

Ha ha. You lot are great, you have all made me laugh. But, alas I have chores to attend to. I have also missed out on an excellent drying day, it's blowing a hooley up here like.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 16-Nov-13 14:39:08

The OP has been banned grin

WhereIsMyHat Sat 16-Nov-13 14:39:48

My local sell it all shop sells dolly pegs very cheaply.

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 14:41:09

shock How do you know that the OP has been banned?

I bet he has been banned for improper and disorderly pegging.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 14:41:34

I agree Ocelot. 5am pegging is very hardcore indeed, I would struggle to get a load in at that unearthly hour.

Actually I feel a bit of a pegging slut atm because I have the tumble on.

Tinlegs Sat 16-Nov-13 14:51:25

Living in Scotland, we tend to peg indoors and use a rack. Can anyone please explain if we are doing it wrong?

mackerella Sat 16-Nov-13 14:59:08

I once saw a cunning peg bag design: you wear it around your waist (like a bum bag) and do the pegging at waist-height using the strap-on.

ConfusedDotty, I am LOVING your work on this thread grin

Oh no, MN will not be the same without the OP and his grand total of 2 posts sad

Well, I am in Scotland and my pegging, inside and out, is next to none grin

I used to be a slattern and used a co-op bag for my pegs but a trip to LIDL where I found a beautiful flowery peg bag has turned me round and now my pegging is not only repectable but pretty too.

Shallistopnow Sat 16-Nov-13 15:02:59

What's a retractable line? Two poles & a line? If so that's what I have. We were in a flat for 6 years so I was very excited to finally have a washing line - DPI took a photo of me putting the first load out, insanely happy.

I use Wilko wooden pegs but do find they pop apart easily and somehow end up on top of the kitchen. I'd like a peg bag for Christmas.

pippop1 Sat 16-Nov-13 15:06:59

Thank you Urban Dictionary website - very informative.

I've taken my pegs off the line for the winter. The frost cracks the plastic.

ConfusedDotty England Sat 16-Nov-13 15:08:09

Oh no. The OP hasn't pegged out has he? How unfortunate as he could have gleamed many useful tips from this thread.

I just mentioned, in passing, to DP that we might partake in a spot of Sunday pegging if the weather holds out, he was disgusted, totally appalled.

He said 'I have just forked out over £200 on a tumble dryer you went mad for' and then went off in a huff to play with his train set.

I feel truly awful now and may have to move over to the Relationship board. hmm

Shallistopnow Sat 16-Nov-13 15:11:22

I keep cracking up at "pance"! What's wrong with me?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 16-Nov-13 15:16:06

I reported his OP for too early in the morning trolling grin then reported again asking not to delete the rest of the thread though grin and got a message saying that the poster has been banned.

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 16-Nov-13 15:29:08

Poor Pegged. sad

I suppose he can still read the thread and learn how to improve his pegging technique.

ghostonthecanvas Sat 16-Nov-13 15:41:41

You make my pance wanna get up a dance. In my head. Going round and round. grin

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 15:54:56

So the OP pegged it.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 16-Nov-13 16:03:49

Well I like pegging outside in the summer but DH gets in a flap about pegging outside in winter. By the time he gets back from work, it's dark and he hates finding that I've left a wet load for him.

I can't be doing with scrabbling about in the dark either.

So werecently got a new contraption for pegging in the laundry room. You can ram it up against the radiator and everyone's happy.

carlajean Sat 16-Nov-13 16:07:33

Thanks all, loved the derail smile

MyPegsAreFab Sat 16-Nov-13 16:40:09

I have actually genuinely been thinking about getting a pulley for our kitchen - are they a good idea? Would only use it when no cooking going on to avoid smells getting onto clothes. I think I am turning into Kirstie Allsop.

I absolutely love and adore my pulley - honestly, I have no idea what I'd do without it.
And no pegging. At all.
Because everything gets hung over the wooden struts, although I do sometimes use hangers for shirts etc.

Like I said, fastest thread derail I have very witnessed grin.

Poor Pegged - I wonder whether he is still reading.
Funny how we are all so sure that he is a 'he' grin

Mine is in the futility room btw, with open throughway to kitchen.
I never noticed cooking smells being a problem with the clothes.

youarewinning Sat 16-Nov-13 17:00:56

Sadly during the 'great storm' we had a few weekends ago my line bent in two and took off up the garden. So no pegging for me (and I've got new pegs) sad

BerstieSpotts Sat 16-Nov-13 17:06:00

I miss pegging on my balcony. It's nice and dry all year round and you get a great view while you're doing it!

We don't have a balcony here so we just use the folding airer in the bedroom. It's pretty clanky and gets in the way sad

KepekCrumbs Sat 16-Nov-13 18:23:55

My OH usually hangs up the washing to his special scientfic system and if I help he would say that I am a peggy fucker.

I leave him to it these days.

RandallFloyd Sat 16-Nov-13 18:33:30

Roar @ Peggy fucker.

My XDH was indeed a peggy and spoony fucker. grin

Funny how we are all so sure that he is a 'he'

It wouldn't be called pegging if it were a woman doing it to a woman

riskit4abiskit Sat 16-Nov-13 20:57:08

Those pirates with peg legs...

well they're not really like pegs are they? More like wide sticks or thin logs

(Adds another peg dimension to thread)

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sat 16-Nov-13 21:29:47

youarewinning so sorry you have pegs and nowhere to operate them now.

What I want to know is what was the OP doing thinking about pegging at 5am? That's very keen. But everyone knows the earliest you can bang your first load in is when you get up for coffee at 6 ish
Well, I don't know, see I often start a load off late at night and then forget about it, but then early doors I remember and get busy. Not this time of year obviously, but on a hot summer morning, it pays to get cracking.

Clearly my pegging is vastly different to yours OP...

I pegged a rather tasty looking bloke in York on a recent hen night-his photo on my phone still gives me pleasure-didn't involve my arse though unfortunately grin

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 16-Nov-13 21:46:18

I have a lovely pink Cath Kidston peg bag, she is called Peggy. She doesn't have any straps though confused

Does everyone else have a selection of different coloured pegs in order to properly co-ordinate with different items?

LisaMed Sat 16-Nov-13 22:05:14

I used to set off the tumble dryer/washer in the middle of the night when ds was still on night feeds. The futility room is in the cellar kitchen conversion area so didn't bother the neighbours.

It's not even a proper futility room. It's the dining room but with a tumble dryer and an ironing board but soon there will be a heated airer and a dehumidifer as well

<wonders if I ought to bring my pegs in?

GobbolinoCat England Sat 16-Nov-13 22:06:06

but on a hot summer morning, it pays to get cracking.

It certainly does grin I go mad for washing when its a dry and windy summers day.

Are there any sort of up market pegs out there?

Usually someone somewhere has done something to lift a utility item out of the normal drudge and elevated it to a thing of beauty, has anyone does this to the humble - peg yet>

Our goldfish just pegged it sad.

Not really. Just wanted to use 'pegged' in yet another context grin

babybarrister Colombia Sat 16-Nov-13 22:14:46

This is why we have MNgrin

Catnap26 Sat 16-Nov-13 22:18:43

Pegs went right up the lawn mower when my peg basket disintegrated.very sad hmm

Oh, oh, I've got another one:

My mum has a friend called Margaret, known as Peggy, Peg for short grin

figrus Sat 16-Nov-13 22:32:01

I didn't know you were supposed to wash pegs. I just replace them every spring. I love being able to change my peg colour scheme and sometimes I go mad and change peg style

thegreylady Sat 16-Nov-13 22:32:43

We used to have a boat called Peggoty.....wanders off musing on the oddness of folk...

Oh wise Mumsnetters, how do I stop my tent from blowing away?
Someone told me there was such a thing as a little metal spike to do this....

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 16-Nov-13 22:51:01

Delta pegs or rock pegs or a combo. I leave that kind of pegging entirely to DH though as it gives me arm ache.

MoreLifeInATrampsVest Sat 16-Nov-13 22:56:41

My neighbour once stole ALL my pegs that DH had stupidly left on the communal whirly line then denied it. I know it was him though hmm

enriquetheringbearinglizard Sat 16-Nov-13 23:03:22

Unless the OP was into crafting and we all got it horribly wrong?
www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2053587.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xpeg+dolls&_nkw=peg+dolls&_sacat=0&_from=R40
Have to admit the faces you can buy separately look a little bit sus to me shock

I've done a bit of that in my time and not from a kit either I'll have you know (the dolly making, not the O faces) wink

Pegging furious! My cat is called Peg. Didn't realise I'd named her after some deviant sexual practice shock

<ponders changing cat's name to Meg>

SecretWitch Sat 16-Nov-13 23:08:27

I have a prosthetic leg. Back in the olden days I might have had a peg leg... My youngest is eternally frustrated at my lack of of wooden peg as she would like me to also have an eye patch and a parrot....she loves her a good pirate!

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 16-Nov-13 23:10:44

Softly-me too. Who is stealing our pegs? Is this why my pance keep falling down?shock

SoupDragon Sun 17-Nov-13 07:56:06

<ponders changing cat's name to Meg>
Do not,under any circumstances google "Megging" grin

not really

liquidstate Sun 17-Nov-13 09:17:00

I have a combination of these and these in my futility room. I can hang shirts on the instahangar and no need to iron. I do not use pegs inside. Am very proud of my utility room. My husband is rubbish at hanging the washing up so has not interest in pegging.

I have a stylish peg tin, Its sits on a special shelf in the futility room. Shame on all those that keep them outside all year round! I also have the special lakeland clips for frozen pea bags. blush

ConfusedDotty England Sun 17-Nov-13 09:37:44

Well that's my last pegging sesh of 2013 done before inclement weather sets in. I am going to miss it and I'm not really sure what to do with myself.

I need a futility room for all year round pegging. I could set a pulley device up right next to my back door.

Do you thing it awfully rude and boasty of me to take a photo of the last pegging out of 2013?

Confused, just don't put it on Instagram - they have a policy against that kind of thing.

It is kinda sad when the pegging season is over, isn't it?
But in the spring, pegging can be resumed with vigour <yearns>

Joysmum Sun 17-Nov-13 10:22:35

Wow, amazing to see how munsnet can work when they suspect someone of setting up another 'penisbeaker' thread.

I took this at face value until I started reading the replies. I'm an innocent newbie blush

Wonder how long it'll take me to become more seasoned at spotting these?

TheVermiciousKnid Sun 17-Nov-13 10:32:40

I'll be thinking of this thread everytime I do some pegging. grin

fatlazymummy Sun 17-Nov-13 10:51:11

I was surprised to learn that some posters don't peg during the winter months. I peg all year round ,as long as it isn't raining or snowing.
It does get a bit stiff when the temperature drops to zero though.

Neutrinodior Sun 17-Nov-13 11:08:32

Seems much as everyone has talked about how to peg, no body has mentioned sheets - other than what poo you can get on them. What I need to know is how;

I was told that sheets can be folded but must be hung by the corners, so the breeze goes through them and dries them quicker. However, my BM insists on either hanging them over the line [shudder] and then pegging them. Which one is the right way?

I also overlap when pegging, I like to use all the line and not leave any space and have no prop. However, I loved to prop as a child.

ConfusedDotty England Sun 17-Nov-13 11:11:03

My neighbour pegs out all year long too. She has two, yes two massive lengthy retractable lines which are full almost everyday. She's an early morning pegger, her smalls are often on display well before 7am. She's very smug about it all.

I once kicked one of their kids' footballs back over the fence to deliberately try to knock some pance off the line, managed it too. No one likes a smug pegger.

LisaMed Sun 17-Nov-13 13:07:03

I used to drop ds off at nursery next to a garden where I think there was an older woman living. There was line after line of perfectly pegged, perfectly white, immaculately clean larger lady's knickers evenly spaced along the lines.

I never peg out my smalls.

BerstieSpotts Sun 17-Nov-13 16:23:36

fatlazy do you live outside of the UK? I didn't used to peg in Winter when I lived there because it would always rain in the time it took to dry. Plus the air seemed to be damp in Winter so it didn't really dry anything leaving it outside.

fiftyandfab Sun 17-Nov-13 19:09:11

I used to be an avid pegger but then subsequently lived in places with nowhere to do it. I quickly got used to other methods. When I recently moved, mum took one look at the garden and said oh great, you can start pegging outside again. The letting agent was most amused when he heard me tell her that pegging outside was so 20th century.

I never pegged with underwear or tea towels, that just seemed wrong.

I will reconsider my outdoor pegging activity in the Spring with a pristine new line and matching pegs of the same colour for aesthetic purposes.

My loads are now strictly nocturnal due to economy 7 tariff, and don't seem to bother my neighbour. I'm suitably anaesthetised with sauvignon blanc for it to disturb me. Sadly, drying out now has other connotations....but that's for another thread grin

fatlazymummy Sun 17-Nov-13 19:49:58

Berstie no, I live in the uk. If it looks damp, raining or snowing I don't hang it out. If it's windy, or one of those crisp cold sunny days then I hang it out. I like the freshness, even though it probably won't get properly dry.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sun 17-Nov-13 23:12:49

I deliberately peg DH's pance on the bit of line that can be seen by the general public. grin And grown ds' s superhero ones.
Mine go on the hoisty rack thing in the kitchen.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sun 17-Nov-13 23:47:14

Before pegging, I like to make sure everything's taut and twanging. Being a hairy-handed trucker I use a Wakos hitch with plenty of end loop, pull as hard as I can and finish off with half a double fisherman.

Fnarr.

Shallistopnow Mon 18-Nov-13 10:54:56

Richard Madeley just said he doesn't want to peg out.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Nov-13 11:37:47

See I would have thought he'd be just the type to be keen on pegging all yer round.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Nov-13 11:38:02

yearhmm

Shallistopnow Mon 18-Nov-13 11:41:22

Well he said his dad pegged out at 49.

gnushoes Mon 18-Nov-13 11:54:28

I've just pegged out. Bit damp today, mind.

BitOutOfPractice Netherlands Mon 18-Nov-13 12:12:13

This thread has been an education. I googled strap on pegging and was amazed at what I found.

Thank you OP

LittleMissGerardPoppyButler Mon 18-Nov-13 12:14:57

Well I am clearly a slattern, I leave my pegs out, I don't match them, and I hang my pance out for all the neighbours to see shock and I have never washed my pegs!

sisterofmercy Mon 18-Nov-13 13:20:25

I don't have an outdoor line so I use my pegs from keeping bags closed in the freezer. Does that make me frigid?

MotherofBear Mon 18-Nov-13 13:43:07

I love how what you've done with this thread, mnetters grin

SoupDragon Mon 18-Nov-13 14:21:03

I've had to peg indoors today. I got too wet pegging outside - my smalls would never have dried sad

KatoPotato Mon 18-Nov-13 14:42:10

I have one of those Octopus multi peggers from Ikea.

Eye watering

TiggyD Mon 18-Nov-13 14:49:22

I like to camp about the countryside. You'll often find me pegging in a field with a rubber mallet.

<eyes water> Tiggy shock

No pegging here today - DH is at work sad

grin Tiggy!
Pwesonally, I don't think the OP is talking about washing!
I think that he might well be into... <<whispers>>... croquet! shock

TheVermiciousKnid Mon 18-Nov-13 15:32:45

No pegging action here either, I'm far too tired.

YoDiggity Mon 18-Nov-13 15:52:27

'and I have never washed my pegs'

Eeew, shock you really want to be washing your pegs. It's not safe otherwise. Who knows where they've been? confused

LittleMissGerardPoppyButler Mon 18-Nov-13 16:16:45

I know where they have been, on my washing line grin

Think of the germs they could be covered in though! What if I catch pegitis? What if the germs from the pegs get into my pance and I get pegitis up the oxo tower shock

<runs away to bleach pegs>

Blatherskite Mon 18-Nov-13 16:35:41

Love the thread derail. Poor troll must be very upset grin

BoosterBondageSapphire Mon 18-Nov-13 16:52:05

Is the OPs name Papa Lazarou? And does he want to buy some pegs?

KatoPotato Mon 18-Nov-13 16:56:12

Hello DAVE!!!

AntlersInAllOfMyDecorating Mon 18-Nov-13 19:54:42

You cheeky peggars - all of of you, I say!

ZombieMojaveWonderer Mon 18-Nov-13 20:02:30

I would like to swap to wooden pegs but I am unsure where to buy them. Anyone recommend anywhere? smile

enriquetheringbearinglizard Mon 18-Nov-13 20:12:59

I never peg when it's damp. That's pegging for the sake of it, it's not going to achieve anything and you may as well save yourself the effort surely.

I don't leave my pegs out, perish the thought, but equally have never washed pegs, not in the sink and definitely not in any form of beaker either. It's never occurred to me.

And to DisgraceToTheYChromosome pegging pace in full view? you certainly have some chutzpah.

Shallistopnow Mon 18-Nov-13 20:35:15

Much DP is getting annoyed with me sniggering at 'pance' now. I just love that word. It reminds me of when my dd writes lists of things to pack when going away - she always puts PANTS in capitals! I must correct her spelling though grin

Shallistopnow Mon 18-Nov-13 20:35:51

*My DP

LittleMissGerardPoppyButler Mon 18-Nov-13 20:36:07

The strange bit is my phone doesn't correct pance so it must be a word grin

I saw my brother tonight. We were talking about my dad and his lovely new wife. DB says that DSM is brilliant and has Dad pegged!! shock hmm grin
Im really not sure that he should be pegging at his age! <<worried>>

My gran never pegged her pance outside because her priest lived next door to her.
The priest's housekeeper had no such inhibitions and merrily pegged his (not so small) small in his garden.
Amusing then, absofucking hilarious now grin

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