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Oh darn it!

It’s got a bit colder over the last few days (inevitable I suppose since it’s a Bank Holiday) so I looked out my cardigan to put on. I’ve been attacked by clothes-moths! The cardigan was absolutely full of holes! I’m not particularly bothered about wearing the latest fashions, but even I draw the line at wearing something so clearly moth-eaten…… But it was cashmere, and so far too good to throw away, so I thought about alternatives. The mail-order company I bought it from does a repair service: you post it back to Scotland and they’ll invisibly darn it for £25 a hole. Well, they can forget that! The cardigan was like lace, and for the amount it would have cost me to get it mended I could have bought a whole new wardrobe of cashmere!

So I’ve spent much of this afternoon sitting in the window seat in the living room, where the light is the best, darning my cardigan, to the tune of several hundred pounds worth of holes at the going rate…… I think I’ve done a reasonable job, and it is at least wearable again. Of course, what’s bothering me now is wondering how many of my other sweaters have been attacked. My darning skills could get highly honed if my worst fears are borne out!

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  1. David A | 4 June 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    We had to throw out an entire carpet a year or two ago due to clothes moths. At least y0u can darn cardigans 😉

    The anti-clothes-moth spray seems to work, but it’s really noxious stuff when freshly sprayed – hold your breath or you’ll spend the rest of the day coughing!

  2. paulD | 5 June 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    £25 a hole, WOW, their onto a good thing if they get any takers.

    I just wear cloths, even ripped/torn jeans and figure that at some point in the future fashion trends will change and converge on me, so for a brief moment in time I might just be wearing something that is ‘fashion’ 🙂

  3. paulD | 5 June 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    “really noxious stuff when freshly sprayed – hold your breath or you’ll spend the rest of the day coughing!”

    or better still, spray it on just before a meeting with customer/manager you dont particularly like 🙂