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    Gettting musty smell out of yarn?

    One of the ladies from my craft group showed up last night with half of a garbage bag full of acrylic yarn that she got off of freecycle. She took what she wanted out of it and passed the rest on to me. The problem is that the yarn is kind of musty smelling, like whoever had it before her didn't store it properly (which is probably exacerbated by the fact that some of the stuff seems older than me!). Is there any hope for this yarn? I threw some dryer sheets into the bag, and I'm thinking about febreezing it all. Does anyone have any other ideas about how to salvage this stuff?
    -Corinne

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    The best way to know is to skein it and wash it...
    I always used to wrap it around a straight backed chair, but its easier with a niddy noddy or a skein winder.
    if you get a bunch of them, just fill up your tub or sink with water and a little detergent or shampoo and swish them around.
    sometimes i give them a second rinse in hair conditioner because it acts like fabric softener, which irritates my skin.
    I do this a lot when i have yarn that I can tell is coated with chemical finishers and it really does work to clean it up.

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    great tips!!! i have some of my grandmothers yarn, which smells a little old and dusty, and some of my hubby's great-grandmas yarn--which smells like old ladies and cat piss. (seriously!) and i wasn't sure what to do with it--i especially like the conditioner tip!

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    jaimers - around my house we use vinegar in the rinse for cat piss smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goddesshanna
    jaimers - around my house we use vinegar in the rinse for cat piss smell.
    hehe... Um.....EWW!

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    Nature's Miracle works best for cat piss, seriously. way better than vinegar. it has enzymes in it that eat the pee odor molecules. you can get it at pet stores, and it's a little pricey, but it lasts a long time. it works on any kind of pet accident.

    my family has 4 male cats, so we go through Natures Miracle.


 

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