Much loved woollen socks, darned and re-darned. More darn than sock around the heels and soles.
Now new woollen mittens for my smallest daughter.
I lined them with an outgrown cotton jersey top, and used some old cotton seam lining tape to string them through the arms of her coat. I think I may have just enough sock left to make myself some elbow patches too.
I've had a few days off work and have had a bit of time for mending, patching and darning. Slow quiet moments that have been seldom recently. I love these tasks and like to make repairs bright and visible. Around the house the same favourite scraps of fabric appear on clothes, quilts, and a particularly battered old armchair.
:: I've been really enjoying reading a blog by Tom of Holland - lots of visible repairs, remaking, and some very fine darning and knitting.
:: More mends on my mending board over on pinterest.