Yep. You read that right. I have an acrylic scarf.
I bought it years ago. Hubba and I were in Chicago for a marathon. It was cold and I had not packed appropriately.
We went into a few nearby department stores. It was fall and therefore not quite winter shopping season. So there wasn't much to choose from, but I found this scarf. I didn't love it. It was too expensive. I was cold.
I am in Minnesota this week. I felt I should bring a scarf, but didn't think it would be cold enough to warrant a full-on alpaca scarf. So I brought the Chicago scarf.
I have not worn this thing since that trip to Chicago so many years ago. I would pull it out to wear, but always ended up choosing something else. I wasn't really sure why. I like the design and colors of the scarf, but for some reason I never wore it.
Anyway, I did bring this scarf with me to Minnesota this week. I've been wearing it for the majority of the last 3 days and I finally realized yesterday why I don't like this scarf. It's acrylic!
It's soft, but it's not satisfying. Does that make any sense? It leaves a weird sort of after-feel that I can only compare to the weird after-taste of a diet soda. It just feels fake.
So now that I know why I don't like this scarf, I'm certain it will be headed to a goodwill bin.