How to get the smoke smell out of knitted and crocheted items
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This is hard for me to write. Somebody brought two large boxes of crocheted hats, scarves and baby blankets to my office this week. They are beautiful, She even made sets of hats and scarves, rolling up the canada goose jacket outlet scarves and stuffing them into hats, which is a good way to keep them together.
using up yarn, she said. you tell? problem: everything smelled like tobacco smoke. Ugh. I really appreciate all the work she did, but I can give all this stuff out if it smells like that. Nonsmokers, including me, are very sensitive about tobacco smelling items. And who wants to give a blanket laden with tobacco smoke to a baby?
I brought the eight cheap canada goose uk baby blankets home, and I washed them in the washing machine with laundry detergent. And canada goose outlet shop I Canada Goose Online using a trick I learned when I was refurbishing American Girl dolls: I threw half a cup of white vinegar into the wash. On the dolls, the vinegar does a good job of removing the tobacco smell, so I hoped that since these blankets are all acrylic, which is essentially plastic, the vinegar would take the smell off them as well. It did a pretty good job. On one or two blankets, detected a very faint smell at first, akin cheap canada goose to the smell of a hotel room where someone had smoked, but that faded away and now I can tell which Canada Goose Jackets blankets had that smell. Most of the blankets had no smoky smell at all after washing and canada goose outlet parka drying. And there no vinegar smell. So the next night, canada goose outlet I brought hats and scarves home and gave them a similar treatment, which was very successful.
If you have to smoke when you knit or crochet, do me a favor Just before you bring or send me your items, cheap canada goose wash them in detergent and white vinegar. In goose outlet canada addition to cleaning up the smell, the vinegar also softens the fibers a bit, like a fabric softener.
Here are more hats left over from last year. The orange and black hats remind me of Halloween.
Now, the good news is that this smoky contribution puts us even closer to our goal of having at least 50, scarves, mittens and hats for Elijah Promise on Nov. 11 and at least 150 canada goose black friday sale hats, mittens, scarves and cowls for the Old Bridge Food Bank by Nov. 15. Other knitters and crocheters have brought me hats as well. Not counting the smokey stuff yet, I actually have almost 90 adult hats and canada goose uk outlet 45 children hats that are leftover from last year or that have come in this year.
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