I took some time last night to mend a couple of items that have needed a little attention. One, a plush bath mat, has a crocheted edging around it in a simple shell design. An end had come loose in the wash and one of the shells unraveled and part of the yarn had broken off. Given that the yarn is not really much more than string, I was able to tie on a piece of household string, crochet up the shell, weave in the ends, and now I have my pretty and luxurious mat back. I couldn’t even spot the mend this morning, so I’m calling it a job well done.
The other item is a little more pedestrian–it’s my knee brace. I wear it on my right knee when I’m out walking, and it’s been used so much that it was looking a little ragged. There are four long, thin pockets, two on either side of the knee, that hold stabilizers, and the stitches on two of the pockets had started coming loose and the stabilizers were poking out. A needle and thread and some bright light, a bit of time and some careful stitching, and my brace is now back in action, or will be then next time I go out.
I’m no seamstress, any more than I’m a crocheter, but I still have the basic skills to accomplish the mends that needed to be done. All in all, it took me maybe an hour to figure out how to do the mends, gather the materials needed, and do the work. It’s a good feeling to be able to fix what needs fixing.
It would be nice if everything that needed to be mended could be fixed so easily.
Happy Wednesday, all–make it a great day!
P.S. This is my 700th post. 700. Amazing.