Posts about mending

Tips for knitting wool socks that last

19 February 2019

I have never cared for rules in creative pursuits, so naturally when I heard “sock yarn need Nylon” I took it with a pinch of salt. Humans have been wearing woollen socks for millennia, and… Read more

A new (old) coat

23 September 2012

Summer is a great time for thinking about your winter wardrobe, if you can face it. A few weeks ago I picked up a fantastic, long, military style, wool coat in a local charity shop.… Read more

Mending knitted socks

27 February 2012

These KoolAid dyed Jaywalkers¬†were my first proper pair of socks. Despite not being a fan of the pattern (they have no stretch and had to be re-knit several times to get them big enough to… Read more

Mending season

22 October 2011

It’s that time of year when woollens are brought out of hibernation to provide much-needed warmth. In my house this involves nasty surprises; the annual moth damage inspection has revealed several casualties this year. The… Read more

FO: Featherweight Cardigan

14 November 2010

I’m rather pleased that I finished a couple of big projects this weekend.¬†First, my Featherweight Cardigan: I added length to both the body and sleeves, and knitted the band in 1×1 rib. I am still… Read more

Make it, mend it

21 January 2010

I’ve not previously blogged about my sewing exploits as it’s been a while since I took on a big project, but today one landed in my lap. This morning I noticed that the condition of… Read more