Not much going on around here in the knitting front. Plaited Poncho is marching along, the rows are much longer and the cables more complicated. I think I have two or three cable rows left, but depend on how much yarn I have left and how long the poncho is, I might add another set of cables. I messed up a cable row somewhere in the middle. I'm too lazy to rip back, will have to find some way to disguise it as "design feature".
Many knitters don't like seaming, for me, it's the mending. I have a few things sitting in the corner of my closet, and I try not to look at them, which makes them stare back harder.
First, the very pretty lavender Heather pullover (aka Bust Enhancer). There were two glass charms came with the kit, and I managed to lose one of them in the last wearing. I bought replacements, and they have all been sitter there waiting for "when I have time".
And then there is this cute cabled baby sweater, that I'm sure I made for SOMEONE. Apparently the baby has been fine without it, because I never bothered to sew on buttons.
Mending commercial knitwear is even more trying. This is a beautiful purple cashmere sweater, and I managed to put two holes in it. To mend it, I have to take the sweater out to some place like Michael's, find the perfectly matching purple embroidery thread. Come home, find the tiny needles I don't usually use, find a good time during the day so as I can see the tiny thread, and sew the silly holes together stitch by stitch. I'm sure I'll be happy when I get the sweater back, but I don't look forward to the process.
Now, what's your relationship with mending?
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