19 April 2008

Denial; it's not just a river in Egypt.

So, about a week ago, I frogged a sock. I noticed that there seemed to be odd breaks in the yarn, but I refused to think about it.

I saw a little bug flying around the house, but no. He wasn't the right color to scare me.

But today. I went into the stash to find a dyelot for someone on ravelry. And there it was. A little, light brown guy, hanging out in the back of the closet. And in the bag that had held the frogged sock, a little white larvae.

Crap. Crap crap crapity crap on a crap cracker.

All the yarn that hasn't been stored in the plastic bins is on its way to my mom's, to go into deep freeze. What else can I even do? With a baby and a cat, I'm not using chemicals or fumigating. Suggestions? I've heard lavendar helps?

Crap crap crap crapity crap.


AlisonH said...

Lavendar or any strong-smelling soap helps because it confuses their sense of smell, but. A good thing to do (or so I'm told) is to put it in black plastic in a hot car on a hot day in the sun with the windows up. Cook'em.

Shan said...

Oh geez, I have no idea besides lavender or cedar. Although the French used to pack spiders into their woollens for the winter...you could do that I suppose. Urgh.