Monday, 1 December 2008

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right.".......

...........Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." Quote from Napoleon Hill.

I'm not really sure why I have decided to start a blog right now - especially while I am in the midst of a "knitting crisis", but I suppose it's because most of my knitting is either languishing in the freezer/waiting to be rewound/boxed up in the shed trying to avoid this apparent moth infestation.
The moths obviously knew that it is Christmas knitting time - hit her where it hurts!

I say apparent infestation, because although I have seen some indication that moths have moved in with us...

1. The caterpillar that dropped out of the cowl when I started knitting it last week. (My poor boyfriend had no idea what was going on, he was calmly making dinner when I ran in basically emptied our tiny ice-box freezer of food and stuffed in any yarn that had not been in a plastic box.) This tiny creature was enough to panic me on its own, no other evidence required.

2. But then during my mass anti-moth cleaning this weekend (- including hoovering under/behind furniture!) I discovered that we have some very suspicious bare patches of carpet with a few cocoons scattered around them. Hmmm... I was not happy!

Yet I still have not seen an actual moth - and trust me I have been looking! A rogue fly entered the house yesterday and even my boyfriend was concerned that this maybe one of the moths which had turned his one relatively normal girlfriend into some moth obsessed maniac!

I am trying to persuade myself that the caterpillar was some freak accident, you know like fish or frogs falling from the sky before
tornadoes. However this really does not seem like a plausible explanation - does it?

1 comment:

  1. Ah the fabled stash moth! As a new knitter I have only just heard tell of these beasties and the concern they cause! Caterpillar encounter must have been very alarming - hope the emergency freeze has done the trick, wherever it came from!