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Old 02-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Cig Smoke in yarn
Ok.. I smoke.. (I know it's nasty) and short of knitting outside in the nasty Louisiana humidity, once I complete a project and want to send it to a non smoking friend, how can I desmoke it? Handwashing and drying it then put it in a ziplock bag with baking soda packets? I don't want them having to smell my funky smoke..
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Old 02-10-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Do your clothes smell like smoke after you wash them? Probably not. I think washing should be good enough.
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Old 02-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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I know they don't smell like smoke to me after I wash them, but was unsure as to what a non-smoker would smell. Their noses work so much better than mine! Between soap making, candle making, and smoking.. My nose is pretty shot!

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Old 02-10-2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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Maybe Tide with Febreze would work well... or some other odor removing detergent.

Baking soda added to the laundry is supposed to help odors as well.

I would also put a note in with the items on how to wash them in case there is a lingering odor and they'd like to wash them themselves.
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Hmmm... Am thinking about the Tide.. I think I'll do that and toss in a few bubbling bath bombs.. A tangerine scented scarf! How awesome!
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Originally Posted by Bunnyblossom
Hmmm... Am thinking about the Tide.. I think I'll do that and toss in a few bubbling bath bombs.. A tangerine scented scarf! How awesome!
Oh! I'd be careful with the bath bombs..they may make it too sudsy and cause a problem with the washer.
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Old 02-11-2006, 03:36 AM   #8
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Oh no! Seems I totally posted that wrong! My mom loves my bubbling bath bombs, and I make them, so I'll toss a few in the box with the scarf.. Not to put in the washer!

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Apple cider vinegar thrown in your washer with the soap is excellent at taking away odors. You can use as much or as little as you need, it's cheap and I have had it take the smell of cat urine, mildew and smoke out of things. Sometimes it can take a couple times of washing with it if the smell is really strong, but it is my laundry deodorizer of choice!
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Does the vinegar soften the water, too? I have hard water, and this could be an easy solution. :thinking:
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