The cold weather has me digging through my knitting basket to sort through unfinished projects. Unfortunately, I am also finding holey socks, busted mittens, and so forth, mixed in with my hibernating knitting items. This makes me heave a huge sigh.
I'm not a fan of mending or darning. But then, I doubt there are many people who are fond of such tasks. I've been pushing off a lot of these mending projects for years though, which has resulted in a dwindeling sweater and warm sock supply. So, this is the year. This is the winter that I MUST mend. Lest I freeze my toes off. I've seen plenty of darning tutorials in the past, but I do like how this Craftzine one spells out the different darning techniques for several articles of clothing.
While the actual act of mending and darning isn't romantic, painters throughout the decades have depicted some lovely domestic scenes of these mundane everyday tasks. How about we look at a few to get my inspired to sit on me tuft and get my sewing fingers busy.
OK, so the last one isn't mending or sewing. It's a beautiful image and I've had embroidery on the brain, so let that one slide.
Images via It's About Time.