The Knit Darn

As I mentioned when I gave the Speedweve a spin, I do not like classic darning. It take a lot of work to get right, the woven fabric isn’t as stretchy as a knit, and even in you use the same yarn, the repair is fairly obvious. That’s great for visual mending, but some times […]

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Speedweve

Continuing on that mending kick: I do darn socks. I know plenty of knitters who will spend hours knitting socks, then once they wear holes (as all socks inevitably will), these knitters would rather throw away a good, handmade sock than mend it. For a while, I understood! The classic method of darning is a […]

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How to Fix an American Quilt

As I’ve shared before, my mom’s family is full of quilters. To that end, we have a lot of quilts. When my grandmother died, we got a quilt that she had worked on. I say “we,” my mom has the most claim to it, of course. She kindly offered it up when I was looking […]

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On Hand-Knit Socks

NothingButKnit has posted another quiz, and this time it’s hand-knit socks! Do you knit/crochet socks? I absolutely do. They’re great tv and on-the-go crafting. I have crocheted socks before, but I prefer to knit them, now. If yes, how long have you been making them? I crocheted my first pair for Mom for Christmas… 2011? […]

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On the Mend: Shorty

One of the best things we can do to lower the impact of Fast Fashion is to keep our clothes wearable as long as possible. Whether that be fixing or altering, it means we’re buying less clothes and keeping the ones we already own out of the landfill for a little bit longer. And since […]

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