I have not written much on either of my blogs for some time. Sometimes, things just get in the way of doing what I want to do. Things like: bills need to be paid, the septic tank backing up into the kitchen sink, a birthday, getting groceries. You know the list. I really thought retirement meant that I would be able to sit in my comfy chair, knit and watch old movies. But every once in a while, I guess, you just have to pause and take care of other things.
I did have an interesting experience the other day. I was downtown in the health food store and saw a woman with a lovely simple cap that was made from a yarn in rose colors. I've forgotten how to be polite when it comes to yarns and knitting. So I walked up to her and asked about her cap.
It turned out that she had been one of the vendors in the market I did last fall. She told me that one of the other vendors had yarn things that she did not even look at because of the smell of cigarette smoke. I wonder if any one knows how to get the cigarette smoke smell out of yarn.
I don't smoke any more. And since I had surgery on my head a few years ago, I cannot smell things any more, either. And here on the beach, everything takes on a beachy smell, if you are not on top of things. So I have been careful with my caps. I store them in a plastic bin. Until recently, I put several spare pillowcases with about 4 or 5 drops of lavender oil on them in the cap bin. Lately, I switched to dryer sheets.
I was wondering if any one else had a thought on this subject. I would like to know what other knitters out there do for the problem. Or if the only people who have the problem are smokers and/or coast dwellers. Thanks.
Happy knitting. Granny LJ