Yes Lavender, the plant not the color. A friend went out of town and had Lavender growing wild on the family’s property. She knows I’ve been going wildly anti-moth after cleaning out the stash and finding a couple of leftover (thanfully!) skeins infested. They were all isolated from the rest of the stash but I had a plan of attack. I have cedar and lavender satchels in the yarn, fiber, and FO drawer. One must always remember, ‘There is no ‘overkill.’ There is only ‘open fire’ and ‘I need to reload.’
So I opened the box she had grabbed and I started working based on the instructions on this Wiki-how article. I decided to do both methods, with the majority being hanging lavender to dry in the liquor armoire. I didn’t have rubber bands so instead I used really tightly tied acrylic yarn.
This is the longer method taking two to four weeks but seemed like a better plan as one thing that sun drying recommended was a not too humid area. Summer in NYC that’s not humid? I wish. Dry heat is something I have only ever experienced in TX and AZ.
I placed the leftovers in the craft room widow which gets the most sun of the entire apartment. I figure if it fails no worries. So the armoire set should be ready right about my birthday. I’ll keep track of it int he coming weeks, maybe daily progress on Instagram if something interesting happens.
I think if nothing else the armoire will smell great every time I open it to make a drink. and I may make off with a sprig to hang on the wall over the stash.