Mama said knock you out!
This is my moth eradication anthem (maybe you remember 90’s L.L.?). Unnnnh! Take that you dirty mothy mofos! We’ve been busy waging the moth wars in our bedroom. Step one was to take every single item out of our closet, throw it on the bed or any other surface that was available (including the bath tub), and not allow it back into the closet until it had been washed, dry cleaned, frozen, thrown out, or sent to Goodwill. I would have shared a photo, but it’s kind of creepy how much crap our closet vomited out onto our bed and frankly, I was afraid that if I did someone might call the people from Hoarders and turn me in. I think I did at least 6 loads of laundry today and I have at least 8 more before it’s all done, not to mention the stuff that’s going to have to go to the dry cleaners and the freezer. I called the pest people a couple days ago and they told me this was the first step we’d have to take before we called in the big guns. Trouble is, we didn’t really find the source of the “infestation” as the bug guy kept calling it. I know that’s just professional jargon, but I don’t like the idea that we might have an “infestation”. Gross. I noticed something especially alarming today as I was putting things into the clear plastic bins I got from The Container Store. There were dead moths already in two of the containers that had been sandwiched together during shipping. This makes me suspicious that our infestation may have come from the stupid stuff I just bought to get my life organized. The time frame is pretty right on. What the crap? I guess that’s one way to get people to clean up their act. Send ’em some pests so they have to get their shit together and actually clean once in a while.
In knitting chit chat, I am currently re-obsessed with Stefanie Japel’s “Fitted Knits”. I remember buying this book and loving pretty much everything in it. And then, in true Knittymuggins pre-process style, I never completed a single project from it. I got a little dejected after my Textured Tunic fiasco and just moved on, though I still have yarn for at least three of the sweaters in my stash. I think the next thing I’m going to cast on after Little Momo is finished (I’m 99% there) will be the Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug. I need a little shoulder warmage with summer dresses and tanks. I am also monomaniacally into the Crisp Rectangle Tunic Top, even though there is no way my squatty body can pull off a top like this.
Knittymunchkin continues to charm me every single day. Friday morning we were playing in his room letting R.Darling sleep in, and we were laying on the floor next to each other just giggling and giggling and I thought, “This is it. This is what motherhood is all about!” His newest most awesome trick is to jam his finger as far up his nose as possible, sometimes with excessive snorting, and wait for a reaction. Of course I try to be stern and tell him to stop, but then he only snorts harder and starts to giggle. I am powerless against him! I do believe he has inherited the ham gene from his Mama ;)