Seasonal wool care rituals

I know, I haven’t been blogging. Just too busy with work! Work is slowing down now. More from me to come!

On to our subject.

Right now in Spain the warmer weather is coming. This means: prepare wool garments for storage until next winter!

At this time of year I have a strategy: wash, dry, store in moth resistant spaces.

My yarn stash is kept in airtight plastic containers. Around this time of year I throw some moth balls into the boxes just in case.

Right now I’m washing my wool items that I’ve knitted in the past and worn during the cold weather a little at a time. I store them in my drawers with fresh supplies of moth repelling stuff (moth balls, lavender, etc.) once they’re dried. I’m almost finished. Just a sweater and some scarves to wash and store.

When using smelly repellents, like moth balls, cedar, lavender, and other products indicated for repelling moths, it’s important to follow the instructions on the packaging. All packaging advises to change out the old repellents for fresh ones every so often. As I store clean, dried woolens I replenish my storage drawers with fresh repellants. It’s helped me to never have a moth problem. So please, protect your handmade knits. You’d hate to find your work destroyed by moth larva!