I have a great friend who lugged in a box of 44 skeins of yarn, some vintage pattern books and handouts with patterns on them and a couple of crochet hooks still in the package 2 weeks ago that she had got at an auction. (shes my yarn scout :muah: )
This stuff is called "Can-Can" and is 92% Acrylic-6%Polyester-2% Other Fiber and cant find a thing about it on the net. Im guessing its very old. Keep that blend in mind and read this....
I took this box of yarn home and let it "talk" to me. (im weird i know)
Prior to this "gift", I had been wanting to try a log cabin blanket.
So...this yarn was destined to become my first log cabin blanket. As it turns out, this is not good blanket material. But if I was successful in this aventure, I would get the proper yarn and make another. Well, It was successful and VERY easy as I thought it might be. But now I have this almost 100% acrylic blanket 50"x60" that is not cozy and squishy as i suspected but a blanket nontheless that I would like to donate to the war efforts. My brother is in Iraq and would like to do something for our people however menial a blanket might be. But acrylic is not recomended for their helmet hats because of it being flammable. Would the same apply for a blanket?
I thought there was such a charity but cannot find and address to send this blanket to or find out if they would accept it. If anyone knows any info please let me know.