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Sunday, October 14, 2007


Very sad, but at least it wasn't more of a disaster. Disaster enough, but when you think of what might have happened...

I forgot to say I don't think anyone can replace my yarn. I was more surprised that it was just written off so quickly.

I think the reason the smell is so noxious is the plastic/airplane glue aspect to it. Some yarns are airing out fine, other things still have a strong odor after a week on the screen porch with lots of airflow, enough to bring tears to the eyes. It might be a combination of fiber content and location. For example I know my silk fabrics have retained a much stronger odor than the wools. Anything plastic-based seems to be impossible.

oops I meant, IT could have been worse.

Oh, that's sad. I could have been much worse, though. House fires can be major tragedies. I'm glad yours didn't spread.
On the yarn, I don't really understand why the smell would be so permanent. I'd try airing the yarn out, maybe putting baking soda or something in with it. Whatever you think might work, is worth a try. The insurance can reimburse you, sure, but can they find the same yarn for you again?

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