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Old 10-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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I received by KP Blocking Mats today and I have a question for those of you who may have these. Did they have a "smell" when you first opened them and does this go away after they're aired out a while? I'd hate to pin a damp sweater piece to these mats and have it smell like the mats. I can't quite explain the smell...it's sort of like a chemical/plastic odor.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Hmm. I believe ArtLady1981 uses them. If she doesn't respond on this thread, I'd PM her.

Hope things clear up.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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I don't remember if they did or not, but they don't seem to now. I've used them several times with no problems. They're great! I just wish they had measurement lines, but I can live w/o that.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:45 AM   #4
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I responded to your PM, but YES...the odor will go away!
Mine had a slight chemical odor, too! Just let them 'air out' for a day or two. They never affected my knitting at all!

You will LOVE THEM! Sooo great that you can re-configure them to accomodate almost anything! Even verrrrry long scarf!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:36 AM   #5
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I just received my blocks yesterday also, and they do have a smell, I guess I better take it out of the box and let it air some.
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:52 AM   #6
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Maybe I'm crazy, but... I used to soooo look forward to days that we got new inflatable pool toys because I loved the new plastic smell ;o)
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I saw ArtLady use those mats and had intended to order them ... BUT, was in Toys R Us a few weeks ago and saw those big flexible puzzle ABC pieces for kids and decided to try that. I got 36 pieces for $25!! The ABCs do pop out, but that's not a big thing. I love them! Just thought I'd share that thought ...
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I went to Home Depot and got something simular before KP came up with those. It came with 4 large blocks with a grey side and a colour side for $15.

They are excellent!
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Maybe I'm crazy, but... I used to soooo look forward to days that we got new inflatable pool toys because I loved the new plastic smell ;o)
I always loved that new pool smell, also. Just not too sure I'd want my nice, pretty sweater to smell like that all day
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Thanks, everybody...I feel lots better now. I bought two sets and this morning before I went to work I separated them and threw them all over my bed. Our stupid air conditioner broke the other day and it's still not fixed so all the windows are opened and they got a pretty good airing out. The smell is noticeably less....but now my room stinks!!! I was in a hurry and not thinking...but it's not that bad. Can't wait to get my sweater pieces washed and blocked. Now, if I can just figure out how I'm going to finish that back section of the sweater I'm knitting. Seems the designer left out a big portion of what to do, but I think, with some help from Ravelry, I'll be OK. Wish me luck!
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