I have a green shawl I knit several years ago that has come in handy when I am feeling a bit chilly. It's also wool, so I have found I can wear it while my hair is drying and I don't get a cold, clammy back and a shirt that stays damp for most of the day. This is good.
But it was smelling like maple syrup* and that just makes NO sense. I don't think the thing has ever been NEAR maple syrup and never on the back...
So, I tried hand washing it. You know, in the sink, with a mild detergent, rolling the water out with towels and then spreading it out to dry. The whole nine yards.
And it STILL smelled like maple syrup.
I just... put up with it for a while.
Today, I put it in a mesh bag and threw it in with my dark load of laundry. It's currently spread out to dry, no worse for the 'harsh' treatment....
And it still smells like maple syrup
What is this, I don't even...
*as odd scents go, this is far from the worst, I know.