by Etude the Dude, Chronicler of Mischief
Good day, Friends.
Today's blog is short. Grammy is struggling with another critter in the condo. No, not bats in the belfry though we anticipate there could be some in Grammy's belfry.
No. Recently we were treated for ants in the pant-ry but now we have moths and they are giving Grammy ants in her pants. *giggles*
Yes, you heard.... Moths.
Clothing moths. Grammy is keeping them under control with frequent emptying of closets, vacuuming of same and everywhere else they gather, sweeping the bases of baseboards and the feet of furniture where they lay their eggs etc. Unfortunately, with all her attempts she hasn't rid us of them and one or two appear every few days.
Fortunately, from the outset Grammy has placed all knitting supplies into plastic bins with highly scented moth deterrent fabric sheets to keep them safe from the critters. As an extra precaution, before sending something on to a client it gets a two week hiatus in a sealed bag in the freezer - long enough to kill off the critters.
Now, for us, these creatures are great entertainment. They crawl out from under those baseboards or from nooks and crannies, wings flapping as they walk and gain strength. Then they flit and fly giving us something to chase. Wohoo! We love it.
Poor Grammy, though. She's seven years older and twice as wobbly as she was the last time she had to deal with them. Not to worry though. We'll 'help' her. And if all else fails - she can call in the handy-dandy Moth Terminator.
Grammy here! Yes, they 'help', chasing and playing with the critters but not killing them. That part is left to me.
Just so you know... It was moths that started this whole blog thing off. Yes, seven years ago this coming October we had the Moth Terminator visit and do his stuff. Read all about it here.... Moth Day
By the crew at Mischief and Mayhem Central - Sweetie, Etude, Mousie, Rondo
We are almost a day late posting our blog this week. This is the sequel to last week's blog where we shared Grammy's volunteer knitting. This week it is all about knitting for her friends and clients.
You'll see an array of different items she's made... some from patterns, other created out of an idea in her head. We must admit sometimes those 'out of her head' creations were a bomb and had to be undone, redone and sometimes undone and redone again. And sometimes they needed to be scrapped completely. Others were a smashing success. We aren't going to tell you which is which other than one...
A shawl cardigan that took 10 years or more to make... that was started before most of us were born... that sat in a bin of knitting 'stuff' for many years... that was brought out on numerous occasions and worked on and unravelled again and again.
The back and sleeves knitted up like a charm. The front panels were the main challenge and the reason it sat unfinished all those years. Finally, with help from a local knitter and numerous YouTube videos the fronts were figured out and completed. Once they were done and the basic cardigan was assembled Grammy started the shawl collar. Unfortunately, it took three attempts with a final add of extra stitches to get the shawl to sit correctly along the front and bottom and...
Eureka! Perseverance prevailed. It was finished and the birthday present delivered - 10 years late but delivered nonetheless.
What we will say is this. Grammy is happiest with knitting needles and yarn in hand and one of us curled up beside her or snuggled into her shoulder. She practically purrs in contentment which gets whichever of us is the snuggler purring too. A virtual purr fest. *giggles* Sometimes we wonder of anyone in adjacent condos can feel the vibrations.
Okay, without more ado... here is the video. Enjoy.
Love from the M&M crew and Grammy too.
Comments are always welcome. And orders are too.
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