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April 2nd, 2011
01:48 pm


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Things that make no sense #359
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.

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Date:April 2nd, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
I've heard of fenugreek being used as a dye for wool. Fenugreek also happens to smell like...maple syrup. Hmmm...I believe it is actually used in making fake pancake syrup because of that.

I used to take it as a supplement when breastfeeding, and I constantly smelled like a pancake until I stopped.

[User Picture]
Date:April 2nd, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
:O If fenugreek can make a green-to-grey dye... you may have just answered my question. Thank you!
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Date:April 2nd, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Did your pancakes borrow your shawl?
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Date:April 2nd, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Don't think so. Haven't made pancakes in ages, though, so I could be wrong.
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Date:April 2nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Waffles? French Toast?

Sugar Maple Tree?
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Date:April 2nd, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
No.. no, none of the above.

Oh! But I have put syrup in my Cream of Wheat.

... but I don't think that would have played well with my shawl.

It's a mystery.
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