Darning

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A couple of days ago, I darned a much-loved cardigan. I didn’t make the cardigan, but I wear it a lot and it is a merino/cashmere mix that is soft and warm. It developed a large-ish hole in the back which I have been meaning to fix for ages.

I’m not good enough at darning (nor did I have quite the right matching thread) to do invisible mending, but I also didn’t have the courage or flair to try a visible mend. So the darn is a kind of fence-sitting half-way house between the two which probably says a lot about my general approach to life.

Anyway, I enjoyed the process of darning, and making something whole and usable again.

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