"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Epic Tragedy of a Yarny Nature

Excuse me while I cry.....


A disaster has struck here at the Parkarosa. I've been leaving my Honeybee stole on the coffee table between knitting-easy access, and it's presence a constant reminder to finish it. It was just fine last week. Just fine. Something has happened to it in the last couple days. I picked it up to work on it and there was this perfect little hole in the yarn ball. It was Small. About 4mm in diameter. But it's deep. After poking at it to see just how bad it is, I've taken a picture.

Dozens of little frayed yarn ends in my beautiful (not to mention expensive) lace weight merino. AAAAAAAAAHHH!!!! Something got hungry, on the coffee table.

I've never had this happen to my yarn before. I just don't have problems with yarn eating pests in my home. I wonder what has invaded? I need to figure it out quickly so I can start my war.

I don't know what to do. I could continue knitting, weaving in the ends when I'm done. I don't think the yarn is really knittable at this point. There are dozens of little yarnie ends in that hole. It would be like trying to knit with pieces of spaghetti. Or I could chuck it and start over.

The way things have been going lately, I'm beginning to think maybe I'll just put this whole project aside for awhile (translate-3 to 30 years) and work on something else.

I need a hug.

Have a good day.


  1. Sending hugs. Is the critter still inside there somewhere?

  2. Yikes! Get that thing out of your house ASAP in case whatever it is laid eggs in there!!! I would burn it.

    Living in the country is always a critter challenge. I love most of nature but some of it is evil.

  3. Marguerite, I think you're right. I killed a wool eating moth last night. It had so much audacity it actually landed on my arm and announced itself in a cheeky voice. I didn't think I could move my hand that fast. It's a pancake in a kleenex now. First time I've seen one in my home.

    I wonder if I could have brought it home with some home spun I brought home a couple weeks ago? I think I will put that yarn in the freezer for a couple weeks.