My husband and I were recently down in the basement doing laundry. The laundry room being adjacent to my craft/guest room. My husband tells me casually “look, there is a moth” as he grabs a paper towel to kill it. Needless to say I FREAKED. A moth was adjacent to my yarny treasure….oh hell no!
So the next day while PB was taking her morning nap I did an airing of the stash. I pulled out ALL my yarn with any kind of natural fiber content and inspected for moth damage. Only a few skeins were protected by plastic bags and I hadn’t aired the stash in awhile so I was worried. I did this in two lots. All my fingering through sport weight yarns…
And then all my worsted and above…. (some of this is acrylic but I wanted to them organized all together by color or sweater quantity).
I luckily didn’t find any moth or insect damage and now all this lovely yarn is located inside zip-lock bags and with lavender sachets inside the storage drawers. I also double checked what is stored in my cedar chest and found no damage there. This process also reaffirmed how much yarn I actually have and I really need to knit some sweaters. I may also put some of this up for trade/sale when I have a little more brain space and sleep. I didn’t feel in the right mental state to determine if I still love all this yarn.
The next hurdle is to look in the makeshift closet we use for winter coat storage to make sure they aren’t eating any items in there! But this tired mommy is going to leave that for another day…perhaps when the grandparents are here to entertain Jellybean and PB.
Now I just need to get my pulse and blood pressure back down to normal…lol. Happy Knitting!!
Good eyes, Mr. Tangled! Most of my yarn is in zip-lock bags inside huge plastic bins. I should air it out, check for any damage (just to be on the safe side), and sell or trade anything that doesn’t interest me anymore. But that is a job for another day.
I noticed some t-shirt yarn on the right side in the bottom photo. I’m curious about that yarn. Have you used it before? What will you make with it?
I have not used it yet. It was an impulse purchase with no plan in mind ☺️
Wow I felt your panic from here ~ thank goodness all is OK 🙂
Whew! Glad it was good news!
So glad that the moth wasn’t in the yarn!
I’ve had dreaded moth damage to my stash. Even threw a few skeins away 😢. Now i check the stash periodically and keep scented moth balls nearby.
Glad your yarn is all OK! That is heart-stopping, no question!
I live in fear of moths!!! You’ve got a pretty stash there:)
glad no damage
Beautiful collection! I’d cry if I found moths in my house