The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books!
On Tuesday, feeling slightly chilled, I pulled a plaid wool throw out of the wicker chest that doubles as our coffee table, and to my dismay, there were small moth holes in it… seven or eight of them. Also some dead bugs. Unless you’re a knitter or crocheter, you may not fully comprehend the sheer horror that swept over me in that moment. What else might the moths/beetles have gotten into? The coat closet? (Wool coats, fur collars, handknit hats and scarves and mittens.) The clothes closets? The dressers? (All our clothes… including sundry other handknits like socks and cowls and fingerless mitts.) The carpets? The yarn stash? *gulp* This was Serious Anxiety Territory.
I bagged up the munched-on blanket to throw away. I pulled the remaining throws (both crocheted) out of the wicker chest and threw them immediately into the washing machine. They’re acrylic — not invulnerable, but less tasty — and seem to have survived with minimum damage. At any rate, the washer and dryer should have killed any remaining larvae. The wicker chest, being impossible to clean thoroughly, will be consigned to the dump, so now we need a new coffee table/blanket storage solution. And I’ll be spending much of my “free” time for the next several weeks bagging my yarn stash and small knits into freezer bags and putting them through a freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw cycle (which kills the larvae) and cleaning out closets.
On closer inspection of the bug carcasses, I suspect carpet beetles rather than clothes moths, but either way, it’s Bad News.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 1/07/2017
- Ten Books I Didn’t Read in 2017 (But Plan To in 2018)
- Little Free Library, Los Alamos – photo post
- Wrapping Up The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017
- News & Notes – 1/13/201
- Sunday Post – 1/14/2017 – this post
Upcoming on the Blog
- High Noon by Nora Roberts – review
- Bloodstains with Bronte by Katherine Bolger Hyde – review
- News & Notes – 1/20/2017 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 1/21/2017 – tentative
The sign-up linky for The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 is live, and the challenge has begun! (Don’t worry, you can sign up anytime before December 2018.)
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Oathbreakers (Mercedes Lackey; my collection). I also read About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis (ARC), and then went back to A Treacherous Curse (Deana Raybourn, ARC) and A Scandal in Belgravia (Mercedes Lackey; library), both of which I’m currently reading.
Listening to: Still listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix… but at least I’m back to actively listening to it!
Watching: We caught up on Star Trek: Discovery. Wow, last Sunday’s episode (#10) contained a few shocks! We also watched a few more Father Brown episodes; we’re currently in season 5.
New Additions to the Hoard
Cover links take you to Goodreads.
For Review or Review Consideration
From the Library
Purchased for Kindle
All were on sale except the Jim Hines novella, which I had preordered.