Last night I went through the first load of yarn that was donated for my "cause." As soon as I opened the box and the bags the musty smell put me in an asthma attack. Even
backed off! There is a ton of yarn and much of it is full skeins. There are even a couple of "lapghans" that were started that I want to finish but the smell. Any suggestions anyone? I know the best thing for a musty smell (in clothing) is to put it in the sun, however, considering all I've seen the last few days is
that's hard to come by.
I don't have a washer/dryer and have to use a laundramat. If the only way I can do it is by washing the yarn (somehow), I can bring a few every week to get them done. Don't misunderstand me, I plan on using the yarn, I just need to get rid of the "aroma"
I was given a small tub of yarn today by someone I met online. What a help. I should be able to get 50 or so lapghans out of what I have right off the bat, using some of what I have. After I deodorize what I got yesterday, 100 seems like a good number. This is great - there are 2 vet centers in the area, 1 in Scranton itself and one in Wilkes-Barre which is nearby.
In the "odorous" yarn is a lot of bright colors-good for kids. So in between the vet's, I think I'll make a few for the local Ronald McDonald house with that. I know the lady who gave me all the yarn yesterday used to make her afghans for them, but due to health reasons (arthritis) had to stop crocheting, hence the donation.
Finally, a wonderful person I met online, has offered to get me a few skeins since she doesn't do needlework. So maybe I can finally get my Stars and Strips to finish my red, white and blue lapghans for the vets. You never know where or when an angel will show up! Thank you to my yarn angel.
More good news - got on the
this morning and found I FINALLY lost 1 lb. One at a time, that's how it goes! So the salads have been paying (as well as drastically cutting down on the carbs). I feel like my goal of 25 is within sight now.
For those who don't check in on weekends - have a great one~! Keep warm! Those in the NE, make sure you clean up from yesterdays snow, they say more is coming on
Day (I HATE that rodent!).