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feministmama
10-10-2007, 11:29 PM
I made the Connections scarf from Knitting Daily for the Red Scarf Project. I finally finished tonight. It's due on the 15th. So I soaked it in water and good smelly soap and then blocked it with pins. But my blocking mat isn't long enuf so I thought I'd hasten the drying time by ironing it a little bit. This is Caron Simply Soft. Cheap acrylic. VERY cheap acrylic. I used a wash cloth between the iron and the scarf and within just a few seconds (the heat wasnot even up to the highest setting) it started to sizzle. ACK! I melted it!!!!!!

The photo on the bottom is the before picture

nonny2t
10-10-2007, 11:52 PM
Oh gosh, how awful for you! :hug:

knit_me_a_sweater
10-11-2007, 12:06 AM
:waah:

suzeeq
10-11-2007, 12:19 AM
Oh dear.

A couple things to keep in mind for the next acrylic project... It doesn't block, but machine wash and dry evens out the stitches. If you're going to use the iron on it, iron through a damp towel at lower heat.

scout52
10-11-2007, 01:21 AM
:waah::waah: I'm soooo sorry!! it's sooo pretty too!!

GiddyKnitter
10-11-2007, 02:08 AM
That is such a shame...but we all learn by our mistakes x

Jan in CA
10-11-2007, 02:15 AM
Oh no.. yeah, ironing acrylic is a very tricky thing. I agree with Sue, just washing and drying works wonders. :hug:

Slim
10-11-2007, 07:50 AM
What a shame -- all that time and effort down the drain! And it is such a lovely scarf. Is it just on the one end? Would it be possible to frog back and save it? Anyway, I have learned a big lesson, albeit at your expense. Thanks for posting.

ritaw
10-11-2007, 08:33 AM
I am so sorry !

I agree with suseeq. Just was and dry. I know this does not help you now but for the future.

dustinac
10-11-2007, 08:40 AM
:hug:

PurlyGyrl
10-11-2007, 09:52 AM
:waah: Bless your heart!

rissa
10-11-2007, 02:18 PM
Oh, and it was so beautiful! :grphug:

You did a wonderful job, I know how disheartening it is to have something like that happen.

feministmama
10-11-2007, 04:23 PM
Thanks so much for the sympathy and suggestions. I might try ripping back and seeing what happens. :shrug:

Ingrid
10-11-2007, 06:09 PM
Poor baby! There, there. . . .

astonh
10-11-2007, 06:19 PM
That is a great way to save this scarf! Looks like it wouldn't affect the overall (except by a few inches) appearance. Just take back last repeat before the oops and refinish off the end. STILL have a beautiful scarf without the horror of starting ALL over and can, hopefully, be done with the repairs in short time and still meet your deadline.

Best of luck to you. I'm SOOO sorry.... and so thankful it wasn't me (this time). At least you started on an end!!

Knitting_Guy
10-11-2007, 08:24 PM
XI. Thou Shalt Not Iron Acrylic.


Sorry you wrecked such nice looking work. I hope you can save it. What a shame.

knitgal
10-11-2007, 09:48 PM
That is tragic, I'm so sorry for your knitting loss. It was such a pretty pattern too...my deepest sympathy.

Tutu Carol
10-11-2007, 10:54 PM
OH lordy !!!

slightly addicted to yarn
10-12-2007, 12:49 AM
Oh that is a shame for you,:hug: but it looks like you can rescue it which would be great after all that work and I guess you won't be ironing acrylic again anytime soon...

Quiltlady
10-12-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm so sorry that happened to you. :grphug:

Shandeh
10-14-2007, 01:09 AM
You poor thing! :pout:

feministmama
10-16-2007, 11:02 AM
Thanks everyone. I have put it away for now. Maybe in a week or so I will try to fix it. THere was no way to get it done by the 15th. *sigh* maybe next year.