Okay. Sanity is slowly reasserting itself. I have now spent roughly 18 hours online, searching google-yahoo-ask for information about clothes (wool) moths. The good news is, my moths do not appear to be either of the two common types of wool-eating moths. Both of them are pale yellow or cream colored.
Mine are dark grey, with lighter grey bars on the wings. (Ask me how close I had to get to a quarter-inch-long moth to figure that out. Reading glasses and alcohol were required.) The bad news is, they're probably just some uncommon form of clothes moth that produces ten million wool-eating larvae every day and grows to be the size of a crow and pecks your eyes out while you're sleeping. Sorry. I'm not good with bugs, especially bugs in my house!
I'm itching all over. Seriously. I can't stop scratching, rubbing, and wiggling in place. Is it possible to die from being grossed out beyond your tolerance? The moths continue to appear at regular intervals on the ceiling of my son's room, and all efforts to locate the source have failed, although I am certain it is somewhere in the closet. Most of the contents of his closet are piled in the backyard, where they will stay until I screw up the courage to sort through them and confirm that they are moth-and-larvae-free. I continue to make hourly raids on his room, vacuum cleaner in hand. I am hoping, probably unreasonably, that if I keep vacuuming the new hatchlings as soon as they appear, they won't have time to reproduce and I will eventually get rid of them all. I know this is not a good plan, but until the exterminator can get here, it's all I've got. If you have a better idea, please feel free to share it.
I am a little stressed out about this. When I am stressed, I knit. (Actually, I always knit. When I am stressed, I knit faster.) This is the result:
Grecian Plaits is almost done. I just have a few more inches to do. I still need to redo the grafting on the yoke, which I will take care of as soon as the knitting is done. Which, if the moths continue to appear, will be tonight.