It seems that April has decided it is a summer month now, we are having blazing sunshine and everyone is walking around dressed for summer.
I decided to declare yesterday an early start to the long weekend so I could finally tackle the fleece that has been sitting in my dining room since last year (the benefits of working at home, will have to catch up later though!).
I took it out into the garden and tipped it out, had a quick panic on finding a giant dead moth but decided it was not a problem as it was not a clothes moth type.
My first plan had been to wash the whole lot, but I decided to be brutal and only keep the best bits.
Guide to lock picking:
- Choose a sunny day
- Apply lots of sun screen
- Find a chair (suitably patriotic in this case)
- Unroll fleece on to lawn
- Take a large handful
- Pull each lock out of the clump and store in a bucket
- Be prepared for a very long day!
I was really mean with this, anything dirty, weak, overly messy at the tips or short was scrapped. I think I kept less than half. The orange bucket is full to the top with well compacted locks so I have plenty to work with and it is all the good stuff.
The "waste" parts will either be composted or used to line hanging baskets and possibly as a mulch (need to research this first to check I will not end up killing my plants.
Hopefully the sun will be back later today so I can get those locks washed and out the dry.