No, it’s not the word of the week. And I haven’t done much mending lately.
It’s just that Mark asked if I could mend/repair his beloved Dude Cowichan Sweater. Both elbows were worn. I brought it home with me from Ohio.
There’s an incredible sense of satisfaction in having accomplished this task.
I got some yarn and mended the holes first, and then I ordered elbow patches and stitched them on using a blanket stitch. The tiny perforations weren’t easy to get the needle through and I wish I had my mother’s thimble. It’s in my house but I didn’t look too deeply.
Mark’s sweater looks brand new.
No, I didn’t knit it. I mended it.
Just repaired the holes in the elbows and added the patches.
Scroll down to listen to Al Green sing-
and thanks to dictionary.com
Mend- to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy. 2. to remove or correct defects or errors in.
And Al Green sings How Can You Mend a Broken Heart ?
Did people really reserve a whole day to mend?