Everything stored in there had to be gone through, the whole thing vacuumed very carefully and a determination made about what if any could or should be saved. I think I've been lucky though, found a few dead moths in some of the other bags, but no casings or droppings. They've all been checked thoroughly, bags changed and now all bar one is in the chest freezer. I couldn't fit the last one, but I didn't find anything in that bag which is why it can wait. In the freezer is currently one bag of Merino, the mohair, a Perendale and the remaining bag of Alpaca from the same farm but obviously not from the same moth source. The last bag of Merino is waiting for space to come available and is sitting next to the freezer so I don't forget it.
I was really good though, I didn't swear at all when I spotted them as the boys were home and when George asked me to get him some water and ice I told him he could get it himself (he's quite capable) as I was dealing with a fibre crisis; I think that was very restrained of me. Then again it's happened enough times now that I know exactly what to do.
In more positive news I have some spinning to show you. Some beautiful Merino/Silk/Alpaca/Mohair blend yarn; this is a 3-ply yarn of approximately double knit weight and 969 metres long.
|Beautiful and lovely to touch. It's probably going to be a t-shirt type top|
|I wish you could smell this!|
|The hand-dyed fibre and the single I'm spinning at the top|
|Singles on the bobbin|
|The finished singles yarn; 247.5m of heavy lace/light fingering yarn. The colour is brighter than it shows here; but closer to this than the bobbin photo.|