Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Moths

in the main studio. I feel faint. Hundreds of cones and skeins of yarns. Hundreds of pounds of yarn. I think that we need to call in the professionals of else all of the yarn will go to waste. I hope that those in charge of the budget see the sense in an ounce of prevention. I also think that we will stop taking donations from various people who seem to think that we would be pleased to take their grandmothers musty yarn. I threw away some yarns last year that someone gave to us that was so musty that it made me wheeze. I think that some people look upon us as a place to dump stuff that they just can't throw away. I am not impressed with whoever it was that donated the moths. Because that must be how they got in. Hitchhiking on some innocent looking skein of yarn. This is the first year that we have had a problem (starting with the bit last year at Christmas). I cannot describe how I felt when I discovered the little blighters. A lot of dead ones, but where there are carcases, there are the potential for eggs and larva.

Pardon me. I need a drink.

9 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

That has to be the biggest fear for those of us in the wool industry. And I can only imagine how you must feel. I'll be watching to see how this gets resolved. Oy, have TWO drinks.

Margene said...

Are you sure they are the bad type of moth? What a headache and I hope all comes out well!

bspinner said...

I know how you feel. Little buggers came to my studio on what I thought was a beautiful felted wall hanging I bought at a flea market. Little did I know it harbored moths. Seems like it took me forever to get rid of them. If I buy anything made with animal fiber other than a store it has to live in my freezer for at least three days so any instect that could be alive are dead.

Christine said...

I'd say flame thrower after my experience with a fleece that went to a mill and came back bug-ified. Ick.

Leigh said...

How devistating! No telling where they came from. Very disappointing too.

Erin said...

AAHHHH! Worst nightmare ever!

jessie said...

My sympathies!

DaviMack said...

Absolutely no telling where they came from. I've had them get into my violin bow twice now, and, consequently, have to deal with my violin case smelling of moth balls, because to restring a bow ... well, it's not cheap. So, if one tiny bundle of horsehair can carry the eggs, I'm sure that little bits of new wool can, too.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I feel weak in the knees reading about the moths. I have cedar & lavender all thru out my house. Hope it prevents the wrong kind of visitors from stopping in.

I read about the horsehair bow too and never thought of that. I better check the one I have stored away. Oui