I know I haven't been on this forum for a while but I just wanted to get this off my chest and I know the people here would understand.
I knitted my mom the Gossamer Stars scarf from IK. It was supposed to be a very early birthday present (her birthday is on December and I gave her the scarf last month).
She washed the scarf by hand today and I saw it hanging to dry and thought nothing of it. I told her when I gave her the scarf that it is hand wash only. And I figured she understood it meant no dryer either.
So there I was minding my own business for a few hours. She comes to my room and shows me the ruined scarf! She tells me, "Oh, I only put it on low heat in the dryer. Even my other sweater that I put in the same dryer looks horrible now!"
Oh, I just wanted to cry then and there but for some reason I held back. I was a bit angry too! All that work and just the fact that it was made of Malabrigo Silky Merino! It also just makes me feel like my work wasn't appreciated, though I know my mom does. I know she regrets what happened. I just don't want to talk to her right now because I'm too pissed off.
I am crying as I type this post, silly as that sounds. At least I can remind myself how beautiful the scarf turned out from the photos I took of it when it was blocking. Would it be selfish of me to only want to knit for myself after this?