Cigarette Smoke In Yarn
I crochet squares and baby blankets for a women's group to give as gifts for members who need them. It's all a donation, so freebies are wonderful. Today I received three plastic grocery bags of yarn odds and ends. But as soon as the donor opened the front door, my heart sank...smokers.
I quit smoking a bit over a year ago, so I've been there. Now my nose is pretty sensitive, and I sure can't give someone a handmade gift that smells of cigarette smoke - especially a baby blanket.
Is there any way to get the smell out? Do you think it'd come out if I laundered the items a couple of times after crocheting them? I hate to waste the yarn, as some of it's very nice.