Fermented mustard greens.

I picked up the innocuous white box.

It smelled almost unnoticeably like cardboard.

I took it upstairs.

With a little trepidation, I sliced the packing tape seals with a pair of scissors, revealing twenty balls of innocent-looking yarn packed neatly in two plastic bags. I briefly noted that perhaps I didn’t like that shade of ecru.

Still no discernible aroma.

I opened the first of the two bags and stuck my head inside (kids, don’t try this at home). Yes, there was that sour smell, which reminded me of something I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

Then I remembered.

The Zara smells like kimchi.

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3 Responses to Fermented mustard greens.

  1. amy says:

    and if you ask me, kimchi smells like dirty diapers.

  2. Steph says:

    Kimchi!!! That’s a good comparison. And it really surprises you doesn’t it? I’m a little iffy on the ecru too. It’s a bit…grey. Not crisp enough. I’m still mulling it over. The smell’s gone though.

  3. claudia says:

    Really? Kimchi? The thought of that quite frightens me.