Mend and Make Do

I won’t be sad to see 2020 go. I don’t feel like 2021 is going to magically different but I hope it’s going to trend in the right direction. The kids are out of school and daycare so we had a project day around the house. Today’s agenda: mend the kids pants.

We managed to mend the side seam in a 2 year old’s pair of sweat pants, the knee seam in a 6 year old’s pants and patch two holes in the 6 year old’s pants. Disclaimer…I have a sewing machine but I’m TOTALLY an amatuer.

My kids and I had fun pinning seams and running the foot pedal. And at the end of 45 minutes I got back three pairs of pants for my kids. Now, I will admit that the pair with holes and blue flannel patches are going to “wear only at home” kind of pants. But the other two pairs are good enough for wearing in public, at least in my humble opinion.

It was fun to do something with the kids and they were pretty excited to have their pants back in rotation.

Happy Mending!!

Knitting with Jellybean

Every once in awhile Jellybean shows some fleeting interest in my knitting. Mostly he wants to know if the project is for him or if he can play with it. I have been very firm but gentle in talking about that we don’t touch other people’s knitting. Jellybean is very keen to turn my ball winder as well which I let him help me do from time to time. He also very much enjoys unwinding small balls of yarn. He calls this process “his knitting” I always have little bits and bobs laying around so I decided to make him his own knitting.

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I pulled out a project bag with knitting skulls on it and he was delighted. I then included some heavy fingering and sport weight little balls of yarn. He was DELIGHTED to have his own bag and his own yarn.  I can’t tell you how many times I rewound his “knitting” for him but I’m pretty sure we played for a solid 40 minutes.

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I just love that he enjoys spending time with me doing crafty things!

Happy Knitting!!