Mend-It Monday #23

There seem to have been rather a lot of things with holes in recently. So far I’ve managed to repair three of them. First, a fingerless mitten worn through by so many walks holding on to a dog lead. Second, yet another couple of repairs to a slipper that may be one of my most-mended possessions. And, finally, a repair of some tiny holes in a jersey fabric fitted sheet.

The mitten was mended using a Speedweve, but the slipper darns were done by hand and I think they are pretty neat. I’m hoping that the roughness of the stitching on the sheet doesn’t make it too uncomfortable, but if there is a problem, I will consider how to use a soft, thin and stretchy patch.

I still have several socks to darn too, but that’s enough for now.

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  1. I think those slippers will one day be more darn than original… I hope you can still see the original colour, as once that’s gone you’ll know they’ve reached tipping point and are no longer mended but entirely new, just in a very s l o w way!

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    • The sole has entirely disappeared under the mend, but the top is mostly still in tact. They did get to a point a while ago where I thought it was time to chuck them out, but I’m glad I persisted because they are now something I am strangely proud of.

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  2. Nia Russell

     /  November 29, 2021

    You’re getting good at this mending! Love the Speedweave gizmo. I am about to knit my first pair of felted slippers. It’s going to be a bit of a learning process as I’ve never felted anything before.

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  3. Going Batty in Wales

     /  November 29, 2021

    I have a large pile of stuff that needs mending but am completely absorbed in making Christmas presents!

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  4. oh my, those “holes” are calling to you to use the speedweave!

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