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Picture of NC HillBilly
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Ladies, I have a storage building that I keep a lot of my craft supplies in. I have loads of yarn that I have stored in a wooden trunk, and plastic boxes. My yarn has developed a musty smell. Is there anything I can do to get it out so I can use it? I know I can always wash whatever I make, but I don't like the smell while I am crocheting. Thank you for any suggestions.

Pattyo
 
Posts: 1433 | Location: Dobson, North Carolina | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My DD found some at yard sale the same way. She washes it before using it. She said even feels better when working with it.She put it in a netted sock bag and throws it in the washer. Then dryer I think.


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Posts: 1063 | Location: east coast | Registered: Apr 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had some like that and I crumbled newspapers up and put in the tote with the yarn. Put the lid back on let set for a couple of weeks. May not take that long, that's just when I checked.

Newspaper work great when trying to get the food smells out of plastic bottle and jars (dill, mustard, mayo, peanut butter, coffee, rancid oil smells, etc.)


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Posts: 10039 | Location: Southern Michigan | Registered: Jan 07, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have had a similar problem at times. When I store it, I add fabric softener sheets in the containers. After I do a project, I hang it outside in the sun and that seems to help also.

Roe

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Thank you icecream, granny3641, and LlRoe. I will try each one and see which does the best for me. I really need to use up all that yarn!

Pattyo
 
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