|Blurry Picture of the Hole|
The cardigan was a gift from an aunt three Christmases ago. It is 100% merino wool and I thought I should try to repair it and darn the hole:
|Another Look at the Hole|
I gathered the items I'd need, including the boxes of embroidery thread and the one reel of navy thread and kept them on the sofa to get my other pair of glasses that I use for sewing. I should have known. This is what I found when I came back with the glasses:
|Dancer on Top of Things, as Usual|
Be careful, Dancer, there's a needle stuck on that reel of thread next to you!
I checked all the blue embroidery thread I had against the cardigan and the reel thread seemed to be the closest in color; everything else was a lighter blue. So, I chose to darn with the reel thread.
|Choice of Thread|
|"Blue thread, Mummy?"|
|"I think this is blue"|
|"Yes, definitely blue!"|
|"This one, Mummy! I found it for you!"|
"Oh, wrong shade of blue? You don't need it, Mummy? OK, Dancer play with it, then!"
|Dancer found a new toy!|
I rescued my embroidery thread from him and finished darning the cardigan.
|Darning: Wrong Side|
|Darning: Right Side|
It's noticeable to me because I know where to look for it, but I am hoping it won't be too noticeable when I wear it (it's at the back, a little below the shoulder; if I still had my long hair, it would have been covered by the hair).
In the meantime, someone was pouting behind the sofa:
"Why'd you take away my thread, Mummy? I was having such a good time with it!"
|Dancer Feeling Sad|
Or, maybe not?
|"I'm not sleeping, I'm sulking!"|
And a few minutes later, we got distracted by a bird that flew into the window:
|"Where Are You, Bird?"|