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Topic: Blocking a very long scarf. How would you do it?  (Read 394 times)
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« on: December 02, 2008 08:22:20 AM »

I just finished a lace scarf that's about the same height as me - about 5' 5".  I don't have carpet at home, we have wooden floors throughout and the best surface I can think of is the ironing board, which would probably require blocking one half, letting it dry out and then doing the other half.  Or I guess I could lay towels on the floor and pin the scarf to those, but the problem with that is that a cat will inevitably come along and upset it all when I'm not looking. I wondered how other people would go about blocking something that's very long. 

I was probably going to do the ironing board/blocking it in two parts idea, but I'll wait and see if anyone comes up with a better idea  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008 08:50:14 AM »

Yep, you can block half at a time.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008 08:57:07 AM »

I wonder...if you pinned it very well to towels, could you then hang the whole thing over a shower rod?  If you safety pin the towels together, that is...  I have no idea if that would work, but I can't see why not...
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008 09:04:50 AM »

If you can block it first thing after getting out of bed you could pin it to your mattress and let it dry with the door closed...if you're worried about it being damp before your bedtime just leave a fan on it...do close the bedroom door on kitty while you are out...Poor Kitty! Cry
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008 09:11:25 AM »

I wonder...if you pinned it very well to towels, could you then hang the whole thing over a shower rod?  If you safety pin the towels together, that is...  I have no idea if that would work, but I can't see why not...

Our shower rod is very flimsy!  I think if I hung anything on it that was heavier than the shower curtain it would all come crashing down.

The bed might be a good idea though, I could lay towels on the bed and pin the scarf to those so the bed itself didn't get wet, and it's easy enough to keep the cats out of the bedroom for a day or so Smiley  I'll give that a try.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 09:07:09 AM »

AngelTreats: I had the same problem. I ended up pinning my scarf to about 3 towels folded over on the floor of our guest room and then kept the door closed so our 2 wonderful but mischievous cats couldn't get in! Of course by shutting them out, they obviously thought that something exciting was going on inside and tried to get in each time I went in to check in on the scarf Wink
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