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Saturday, August 04, 2007

All My Words Are Too Vulgar for a Title

So, what does a sweating, bloated, overheated, knitter do during a heatwave?

I don't know about you, but it seems that I'm more aware of my surroundings.

Take my cat for instance.

He's obviously up to something.

I take a peek into the neighbours yard to see what has him so motivated and find...

gopher [ahem, looks to be a groundhog, instead] extraordinaire, mowing his way through anything that is still green.

Silly bugger.

That isn't what put me over the edge, though.

You know how we knitters are about our stash...and the mere thought of a moth flitting innocently about the house turns us into the Terminator. Fly swatters at the ready, wool buried in moth balls and cedar, double wrapped in plastic and room made in the freezer before the stash can be contaminated. Meanwhile, your kids don't care that their mother is a crazed lunatic because they get to polish off the two tubs of ice cream you needed to get out of the freezer to make room for said stash.

Well, what would you do if you saw this?

I thought so.

Have a good one and hide your stash.


Samantha said...

That is one big moth! Holy cow!

Your cat is too cute. I love it when cats find something to look at. They can sit there almost perfectly still for a long time.

Allena said...

OMG that thing is HUGE!!! where's the bug killer?? can't you train your cat to catch bugs? mine chases them most of the time...

Marlene said...

I'm pretty sure that the big moth is nothing to worry about Michelle. I've read somewhere that clothes moths are "buff coloured" and not very large. If you do a google-search you should be able to find pictures.

Maybe it's a silk moth. Got any cocoons laying around? Heh.

Michelle said...

You're right, Marlene. This big moth is nothing to worry about, except! If this huge moth flew into my house without my knowing it, it's a good possibility a clothes moth would, too.

Carrie said...

Gack! That is one huge (though admittedly beautiful) moth! Knit fast. You've obviously been discovered by the moth community, and they've sent their biggest bruiser to case you out.....