Sunday, November 11, 2007

Is this weird?

You know how it is when you smell something you've smelled before? Like one time I was at a restaurant and the hostess smelled like my grandma (same perfume, sillies). Anyway, I've been knitting like a madwoman with the Malabrigo I got from Vogue the other day and, unlike other Malabrigo I've used, this batch smells like an old boyfriend's house. Not a bad smell, not sure what it is, but I don't think I've smelled it anywhere else, so it struck me odd. Weird, huh?


Larjmarj said...

LOL.....funny how the stank can come back to haunt you.

I ordered some vintage knitting needles off of Ebay and when they came and I opened up the package I found myself in tears because it smelled just like my Grandma's house.

From time to time I'll have a patient that uses "fanciful" hair rinse on their "do". I would know the smell anywhere and it brings back memories of my early days in cosmetology school.

I guess I didn't burn off all of my brain cells in my 20's.

amanda said...

That's funny. I totaly know what you mean. But apparantly I did burn a few brain cells back in my 20's.... so long ago you know.. because when I smell something that is familar I CAN'T think of where I smelled that smell before and then I drive myself batty until I figure it out.

sascha said...

I had a bad one last week when I bought a skein of Debbie Bliss aran Chunky. When I went into my little room later, I could smell something obnoxious. It was the yarn! I took it back and they replaced it, but I left them sniffing all the skeins! I think it was a petroleum sort of smell, definitely chemical, and really awful! It smelled up the bag it was in, too. Weird! :O)

hook & needle said...

I so know what you mean! I had a boyfriend in high school whose bedroom (naughty, naughty) had a certain scent to it... Not bad at all, pretty strong, kind of a clean/fruit sort of smell. It must have been an air freshener or something, and to this day when I get a whiff of that smell, I remember sitting on the edge of his bed and playing with his pet rats (yes seriously).