This autumn I have noticed several clothes moths in my house
, I don't want them to eat my lovely jumpers. I don't want them to eat my lovely carpet that I saved for ages for
But, I don't want to squish them or poison them either. So looking through my book of old wives tales I find that conkers (horse chestnuts) are supposed to discourage moths, and I love conkers
. Maybe that's why there were no clothes moths in my old house?
So I went a-conkering and came home with a big bagful. I got my drill out (how I love playing with power tools!
) and set to work.
My cashmere jumper newly protected
Hanging in my wardrobe
A beautiful bundle ready for anything that needs extra care.
I've also tossed a few into my knitting stash.