Oh, my dear. I have been in public latrines at bus stops in India that had a more kindly fragrance than what emerged from that pot. I am still slightly stunned. The kids may never speak to me again.
Yet, it was all in service of intensifying the colour on the recycled silk that I dyed a while back. I knit it up into a cowl that will be a gift but once I decided who would receive it and for what, I realized it needed a bit more snazz.
Or, rather, it will be a gift if I can make it smell less appalling.
It is very pretty, no?
But it's also a bit stinky.
Update: Some lavender essential oil seems to have done the trick. Now it smells like lavender instead of rotting corpse marigolds. I hope the recipient likes lavender!