The dishcloths were well-received at the shower, and one lady came up to me and said, "It was my birthday recently, why didn't you give me dishcloths as a present?" And then she paused and said, "Oh yeah, I said no gifts, didn't I?" I just smiled.
So I'm knitting more dishcloths in case I run into any more showers or birthdays where people specify "No gifts."
So last night I was knitting a very lovely white/green/yellow dishcloth. Cute shell pattern. As I was sitting and knitting, I noticed a smell, a very heavy loud smell. It was like Lemon Pledge had been sprayed up my nostrils.
I wondered who had been dusting. I then wondered who had bought Lemon Pledge because I haven't had that in the house for years (we use Swiffer dusters when we actually get around to wiping surfaces that collect dust). The smell would not go away.
So I went downstairs to knit and watch TV. But the smell wouldn't go away. I asked Jim about it. He couldn't smell anything. Matt didn't either. I couldn't understand why they didn't smell it; it was practically visible.
Then I smelled the dishcloth. Bingo! Then I looked at the yarn packaging. Right there on the label was a circle that said, "Scents, Parfums, Olores."
WHY DOES YARN NEED TO BE SCENTED? I understand scented markers (well, no I don't). I understand the idea of the scratch and sniff stickers. But this dishcloth is going to be wiping spaghetti sauce off of dinner plates. It doesn't need to smell like Lemon Pledge! People might think you've dusted your dinnerware rather than washed it.
Anyway, I was glad the mystery was solved because it was bugging me not knowing where that smell was coming from. Here is a picture of the offending article (sans the odor).
|shell patterned yellow green white dishcloth with LEMON SCENT|