be very careful how you store your knitted and crochet items. Most of mine go into paper or cloth bags however I ran out and have some items in a thick plastic shopping bag.
Those item now smell weird and I’m in the process of washing them.
DH says it’s because they are recylcing type bag that biodegrade as they do they release smelly chemicals grrrrrrrrrr so annoyed with myself. I should have run up a few more cloth bags to store them.
So beware and don’t get caught out like I’ve just been.
I only found out as I was searching for an item I’ve just sold and looked into the wrong bag and pulling a few out and noticed a faint smell. The one in cloth bags and paper bags are as fresh as the day I created them thankfully… Still I have now to wash 5hats, two pair of gloves and an ear warmer.