I bought some 100% wool yarn a few years ago to make diaper soakers and never used it. It ended up in a metal tin in the closet of the computer/sewing room. I recently unearthed it and it SMELLS!
My first thought was that sewing machine oil had somehow leaked into it but that's not the case.
It smells kind of like... mildly rancid crisco. I can only assume it is the lanolin in the wool.
Is this yarn ruined? Would washing it with eucalan (sp) help or is anything I make with it doomed to smell funny?