Yesterday I pulled a sweater set out of my closet to take a picture of it only to find that something has eaten small holes in both the skirt and the sweater. Grrrrr! Although I did not wear this sweater set very much (too hot!) it had a lot of sentimental value for me. I designed it myself, and it was my final project in a college machine knitting class. Not only had I received top marks for it (A+) but I had also received special recognition from the faculty of the Fashion Design Department. The staff and students broke into applause during the fashion show when the model wore this outfit down the runway. So, as you might imagine, I considered this particular work my "crowning glory".
Stupid me, I stored it improperly. Or more close to the truth.....I didn't store it at all. I had it folded neatly and placed at the bottom of a wire crate system on the floor of my closet. :-( When I first saw all the holes I assumed it was moths although I have never, ever seen one in the house. But, then I remembered reading somewhere that silverfish will do the same kind of damage and I have definitely seen those in our house, although never in our bedroom closet.
Anyway, a little late and much after the fact I have put the sweater set away in my cedar chest (where it should have been to begin with!) and someday, with a little creative redirection, it may become another pair of "fairisle socks" and a hat. *sigh*