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Visible mending, continued

August 19, 2020

It’s been five years and five months since I embarked on a project that is far from being finished. The plain navy-blue cardigan is now highly colourful. I can see thin places that will soon need to be repaired. There are patches on patches and patches on darns. The button-band and the buttonhole-band and the ribbing at the bottom have been reinforced. The pockets are no longer usable. The owner is still wearing it, and wearing it out. I think there’s a moral here somewhere, but I’m darned if I can find it.

In other news, the dozen or so plants I grew from the seeds of a squishy tomato have been wonderfully productive. Yesterday I picked 33 ripe tomatoes of various shapes and sizes. They are small, but delicious. The sprouting potato I cut into five pieces has produced five healthy plants that are nearly in flower. And Hari is producing chicken-manure to feed next year’s crops.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Nina Fenner permalink
    August 19, 2020 3:20 pm

    Wonderful, I had to go back and find your original post about the cardigan and realised I recognised it from back then. Looks like I have been reading your blog for a few years. And I read every post in my email inbox and love the books every time. I still don’t make as many wonderful books as I would like to but am inspired by what your group produce.

  2. Noelle M permalink
    June 2, 2021 5:58 pm

    What a beautiful cardigan with all its embroidery.

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