April Works in Progress

Now that spring has officially started, I’m making good progress on this winter pullover. It’s how I roll! I’m nearly done with the body, I just need to do the whip stitch hem. Which I’ve been procrastinating on for some reason – sometimes I’m reluctant to learn some new casting-on or casting-off technique because I’d…

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On the value of overestimating yourself

Back in September I got really into visible mending. For my first project I prudently chose a cardigan with a tiny little hole that didn’t need much skill to cover up. After that, I got … too big for my own boots. You see, I spent a week in Austria hiking with friends, during which…

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Lazy daisy or the day I discovered mending

I’ve been fascinated with visible mending since I first read about Tom of Holland’s Visible Mending Programme. To be honest, I have never mended or darned anything before; it seemed a boring and unpleasant task to me, and I shifted it off to my mother. There she was, trying to make repairs as invisible as possible,…

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