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What is that smell?

Fight Club reference. 
Last Monday I pulled my current project - Thoughts by Joji Locatelli out of my Field Bag (which I am still completely in love with) and sniffed. Now, I have a sensitive nose, but the waft of smell was like those old opp shops. Or like a granny on a hot day. Not dirty, but not quite right either. I was reminded of my Twist Pullover but I thought that was about taking the laceweight jumper I was knitting camping with me. This time I haven’t been anywhere, and I had only been knitting on this for a week. Also, I’ve been pretty careful to ensure my hands are clean, because I really don’t want to finish this and discover that I’ve stained or marked it. So I don't know why it smells weird.
That said, I’m really happy with how this is knitting up. I decided to knit the sleeves when I had the body down to the waist – it just seemed that doing the sleeves now would be easier somehow. Sometimes sleeves feel like a drag, but I am loving knitting in the round.
I’ve put the body of the cardigan into a zip lock bag while I knit the sleeves, to keep it clean and out of the way, and it’s working quite well. Once I pull it out I might give it a rinse before continuing. I can always call it blocking to see how it looks, but we know it’s so that it will smell pretty while I knit on. After all, I’m going to be with this knee length, laceweight cardigan for a while. I might as well enjoy the process.  

  

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