First off a special thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments about my surprise weekend. It was so wonderful, I am still basking in the fun memories. Let me tell about my surprise project yesterday. I was sitting at my computer on Monday evening when I saw a wee moth flying around my light. I killed it as fast as I could and not long after I saw another one. Of course like most yarn lovers I panicked big time. Could it be they are reproducing in my yarn stash? Or is it possible they flew in the door when I went out to walk Max. Hmmm...... Like any great detective I got a flash light out and searched every crevice of my big yarn cabinet. I did not see any sign of a moth reproductive party so I thought things were done.
Yesterday I checked again in the day light. I really went over every inch of this cupboard but could not find a thing. But I was creeped out, I mean really creeped out so I decided to take action. Now don't judge me my friends but I microwaved my wool yarn. I know there are all sorts of ways to treat these potential yarn killers but I decided on the fastest, most efficient way for me. I tried to look at each skein to see if I saw anything, which I didn't, but microwaved it anyway. I let the yarn cool, and believe me when I say I aired it out because microwaved wool smells like wet wool. I put all wool and over 50% wool blends into plastic bags and resorted my yarn cupboard.
Cotton and silk yarns were off the hook with the cooking process, they are able to breath freely on my shelves. I am really not sure any moth larvae was alive in my stash but I could not take a chance. So I now have packaged up yarn, which does not make me happy at all. I like it sitting on my shelves looking inviting not like it can't breath. I also decided to donate even more yarn, 1,500 yards left my stash so I am finally under 30,000 total yards of yarn in my stash. I am trying to get a handle on my stash, my closet and my house.
As for this one he has been miserable. I thought we were getting off easy on Sunday because after two naps he really perked up. But by Monday afternoon he was miserable with a fever, runny nose and cough. He stayed home from school Monday due to a previously scheduled follow up appointment, and missed yesterday and today due to this crummy illness. The sad faces were plentiful these past few days!
Now I think we have finally turned a corner. He is eating a bit, still coughing and starting to smile again. This house is very quiet when this little one is under the weather. I missed his singing and constant chatter. He is making a comeback that is for sure.
Hope you are having a great week.