July 26, 2014

Come and Get It!

Since it’s been a few years, I went on a blogroll-updating binge, removing inactive ones, updating URLs and adding new ones. If you have any other knitting blogs to recommend, I’m always open to suggestion, bonus if they can make me snort coffee out of my nose.

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The thing about the moths is there’re still plenty of the li’l fuckers flying around and I have no idea what the grubs are noshing on, since the disemboweled camel has been regretfully round-filed and since, when the first moth flitted through my peripheral vision, I did a panicked inventory of the yarn and knitted items in the house and most things passed muster storage-wise. The one thing that was vulnerable—this sweater which I finished in 2009 and which just hangs out on the sweater shelves with its more plebeian brethren—I immediately and frantically shoved into a zippered bag...

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...which, in retrospect, was so overkill because I will never—and I mean never—wear it. I knit it when I weighed what seems like a whole human being less plus, now, thanks to the torture that is chemically induced hot flashes, I’d shoot myself before I wore something that was (a) tightly knit from my friend and yours, 100% wool Cascade 220 and (b) has a turtleneck. Ironically, if I were wearing this when a hot flash rumbled through, I would lie spread-eagle on the floor and beg the moths to chew it off. Or take a shortcut and hack it off with scissors. (You young ‘uns are probably gasping in horror at the thought; you women of a certain age are probably nodding sagely in agreement because You Know How It Is.)

Posted by Ryan at July 26, 2014 10:25 PM
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Still, it would be a shame to let them nosh on it, it's such lovely work!

Posted by: ccr in MA on July 27, 2014 04:52 AM

Perhaps you have a similar-sized friend who could wear it? Or you can save it until the hot flash years are done. Whatever you do, DO NOT CUT IT UP. It is a delightful sweater.

Posted by: kmkat on July 27, 2014 12:24 PM

Maybe invest in some mothballs? That is a memory that takes me back to our childhood...

Posted by: Big Sis on July 27, 2014 01:28 PM

Does it have to be a knitting blog? Because The Bloggess will make you spit coffee right and left. Hyperbbole and a Half is also brilliant even though she's rarely posting these days.

Posted by: Laurie on July 27, 2014 02:48 PM

Wow! Four new posts! Four! (Excuse all the exclamation points but I am very happy.)

As for the sweater, I wish I had one just like that because now that I am past the "certain age" I am cold all the time. (Well, when I am not sweating at the least exertion, but only my head sweats. What's with that?)


Posted by: JudithNYC on July 30, 2014 09:09 AM

Ayup. I am a woman of a certain age and I'm sweating just looking at that sweater. For the moth issue, try getting some clothes moth traps. They won't kill the eggs, but it does reduce the infestation by trapping the males, so no more breeding is going on. Helped with my sudden moth population this spring anyway.

Posted by: Kristen on August 6, 2014 05:20 PM
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