You are so lucky you can’t smell this

Well, this isn’t so bad, although an unwashed fleece is not something that you smell more of than you have to. I still have half a fleece left from last year Maryland Sheep and Wool, and it is a really nice sunny day here.
But this? Wheeeeeewh It is a nice rose color, but man, does it stink. I had some cochineal soaking and sort of forgot about it. It didn’t smell really, bad, so I mordanted some wool and set it on the stove. OMG, does it reek. I rinsed the yarn twice, and it will need a real wash before it can be worked with. Yergh. I’m a nurse, and some days it seem like I smell bad things for a living, but this is an outstanding odor. I am actually sitting on my own from porch, hoping that having all the windows open and boiling a sliced lemon on the stove will air the house out enough. Two people walking by just commented. “What’s that smell?” coming from the back yard. Yep. I’m a public nuisance. But a public nuisance with some really pretty rose mohair.

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