Sunday, November 06, 2005

Smoke gets in your eyes...

... and in your stash... if you store it next to the fireplace... and the damper closes without reason.

So, how do you get the smell of smoke out of your yarn stash. Bedding, I can wash. Carpets, I can spray with Febreze (gotta love that stuff). Clothing can be washed or hung outside to air. But my yarn?? Any and all suggestions will be gratefully considered.

We slept in the garage last night.

In the meantime, I did finish the Leaning Ladders scarf. It's drying as we speak. I've picked up my cardigan again and hope to make some good progress on it today, in spite of having to clean our bedroom. But then again, I might not have time... we'll see.

Right now? It's time for a shower (to get the smoky scent off of me) and then go out and get another couple bottles of Febreze. Wish us luck.


  1. What a shame, I would put them outside and air them for as long as you can weather permitting of course. Use some Febreeze on the yarn too, can't hurt can it?

  2. How awful about the smoke Ev!!! I had stinky farm smell yarn once and tried everything..left it outside...stored it in a bag with febreze...years later it was tolerable..Good LUCK!!! Or knit something you will wear camping !!!