So remember that sweater? The one that I spent far too much time mending already (scroll down…you’ll see it)? Yeah…yeah so it’s due for another round. It’s got a few holes (I wear it all the time, I climb on rocks and through prickly things more than I should, and I have kittens…holes are a given). I’ve got some thread, and I clearly have an excess of free time.
I should probably just find another pajama sweater…I’ve had this one since at least 2014 and I’ve worn it more than just about anything else in my closet.
But I love this one (all the more now that I’ve stitched the ever living crap out of it)…and I hate shopping. And to buy a replacement is sort of expensive (for you see, I’d want this one…because it has pockets and comes in a zillion colors and sizes).
So I mend it. Kind of a lot. And I’ve decided that really is ok. And I’ve been super pleased with how well the stitching has held up in the wash (that bottom patch there is 9 months old and still looks just fine after lots of washes).
I am in no way an expert (clearly), but I’d call myself a cheerful amateur. I’m currently eyeing this book and this book (to improve my skills…since if I’m going to keep doing this I might as well learn something). And I’ve recommended this one and this one in the past if you want somewhere to get started.
And in the meantime, I’ll be over here starting in on holes two and three and four!