Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Knitting in the Time of Moths?



Hey look! I'm sewing leaves together!! Yay!

Or at least, I was up until a few days ago. I decided I've found a few too many moths in my pheromone traps and am now in full-throttle de-mothing mode. Which is exhausting. And despite having thoroughly cleaned the upstairs and moving all potentially affected laundry out to be laundered ... I caught ANOTHER moth last night. I feel like this either means that I don't actually have a moth problem--that they are just flittering in from the outside and that is why I'm not actually finding much damage--or else ... it means I have a major problem somewhere. Argh.

So the only times I've been touching this blanket lately have been to pull it out of the basket and give it a good shake. Just in case someone decides to munch on it.

I've also found carpet beetles, so I guess deep-cleaning is a good thing right now. But so stressful.

Anyway, the blanket is a little less than halfway put together. It will hibernate until after I finish cleaning, and then I need to knit a hat for my cousin who is entering Carmel in August ... and then I will finish this beastie. It is turning out beautifully--I'm half-tempted to keep it for myself, except Michael would never let me get away with it--but I am not enjoying the seaming process. Oh well.



Reading: Better Than Before, a book about habits that wasn't quite what I thought it would be, but the writing is engaging enough to keep me going. The Green Ember is a book much loved on this blog and so I thought I'd give it a read and keep it for the boys to grow into.


Linking up with Ginny!

7 comments:

  1. Oh no! Good luck with the pests! Love thst blanket.

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  2. oh dear :(( so sorry! that blanket is so lovely!!!!! God bless and may the moths be gone!

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  3. She's entering in Elysburg?! Ahh how exciting!

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    1. Yes! I've already told her to keep an eye out for Sr. Josephine. :)

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  4. I wish that your moth battle was over with. That is saddening to me! your leaves look beautiful as you sew them together.

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  5. Carpet beetles are the worst! So sorry!

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  6. I just got The Green Ember on kindle - I'm excited to read it!

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