Thursday, April 10, 2008

Stinky Yarn!

Pew! :P The yarn I won on eBay STILL smells to high heaven. I guess the person that had this yarn before is a chain smoker, or something.

I've tried EVERYTHING to get the cigarette smoke smell out of this yarn. I put it outside in the sunshine for SEVERAL hours, turning it over every 30 minutes or so. No luck.

Next, I put it all in a mesh laundry bag, sprayed the heck out of it with Febreze, until it was wet.....then put it in the dryer with a dryer sheet. STILL no luck. :(

So, yesterday afternoon, I spent a couple hours unwinding all the yarn with my yarn swift. Today, I plan to wash it by hand, then spin the water out in my washing machine, then hang the yarn out to dry on my clothesline.
Stinky Yarn

If THAT doesn't work, I'm gonna have a yarn bonfire (or I could just knit a sweater for someone I don't like.) Ha!!!


Connie said...

There is a product called Oda Ban that you get at Sam's Club and I believe it would work.

I have some and can bring you enough to use in the wash when you do wash it. Just let me know, as I can meet you or I can bring it to the next Knit Nut meetup...

Shandeh said...

Thanks Connie! :)

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