Mend-It Monday #28

After the departure into needle felting last week, this time I’m afraid we’re returning to darning. I guess having so many garments that I have knitted or crocheted, it’s inevitable that lots of my mending will involve this technique.

I have quite a few pairs of fingerless mittens to wear for dog walking – you’d think one pair would be enough, but they get wet and they get dirty and often there’s a pair or two hanging up to dry. Because of holding a dog lead, they also wear in particular places and thus need mending. The subject of this week’s mend did have one of the pair repaired with a speedweve darn in November, but the repaired one needed some more work in a different place and the other had also worn through. So, two thumb holes have been reinforced and one area at the base of the index finger has been repaired and reinforced. Unlike the last time, I decided to make these mends visible and found an oddment of heather-coloured wool, which I think looks rather nice.

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  1. Looks great!

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  2. Looking at those cosy mittens makes me feel even hotter! I walked Mouse at 7.30am and it was already 25°C and very humid due to all the rain we had yesterday. Shorts and T-shirt for dog walking here! I like the heather coloured darning, it looks very intentional and decorative.

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    • I’m not sure how Daisy would cope with your sort of temperatures… she’s a bit woolly at the moment. Hopefully Mouse is taking it in his stride.

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      • Mouse is blessed with a fine coat and a very large tongue to pant with! But even he bolts inside when we get home and finds an air-conditioner to sit under!

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  3. Nikki

     /  February 1, 2022

    Beautiful work! I did wonder whether a different material would work better for areas that need extra reinforcement (like you did with the leather patches on Mr Snail’s gardening jeans), but the wool is gorgeous & suitably warm, no doubt.

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  4. Going Batty in Wales

     /  February 1, 2022

    Those mends look good! For some reason when I wear fingerless gloves my finger ends feel even colder than id I had no gloves on at all!

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  5. that’s a beautiful colourway to use – looks like you’ve deliberately blended the shades

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