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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, July 31, 2021

I'll Be Darned - I DID IT AGAIN

 

After a long wait and search... I finally found embroidery floss in the matching color with my legwarmers.
I've hand knitted them from soft baby wool...
On the fold-over in the back, there was a hole...
My search ended at Herrschners, where I found the matching embroidery floss
Did use the full floss as that was about right for matching the baby wool.
ONLY $ 0.40 for one skein  Made from long staple 100% Egyptian cottton, which is recognized as the world's finest. This high-quality mercerized 6-strand divisible floss is dyed in rich colors with a luxurious sheen. A delight to stitch with and perfect for all your heirloom-quality projects. 
Yep, I'll Be Darned - I DID IT AGAIN
Out came the antique sock darner and I put it to work.
Using a thick needle for threading the full floss, all 6 strands!
Here is Speckie girl, the naughty feline that made the hole... 
Sorry for the poor selfie!
See that tongue...? She really is a naughty one! See post below about her...
But Speckie girl promised to NOT DO THAT AGAIN!
My Mom would have done a far neater job... but I'm glad I closed it up in a safe way.
Done and taken outside for the best color effect.
Happy that those damaged stitches no longer can run further!

Related link:
I'll Be Darned - I DID IT | previous post using my antique sock darner...
{Naughty Feline} | Speckie girl very active during the night unloading shelves with sweaters onto the ground...
{MY CLOSET LOOKS LIKE A NEAT STORE} | previous post by me and Speckie girl loved to rake things OUT onto the floor and work them!

26 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, Amazing that you found the matching thread for that specialized color. I was surprised when you said that you knitted that originally--the work is so fine and even. I have a horror of even making the tiniest stitch with a needle and thread, so when I get a hole either I ignore it and the garment gets ruined, or I put it in a special to-be-repaired pile where it will sit forever. Although I can attach a button or make a few stitches if direly necessary, I do it badly--it always looks like the work of Dr. Frankenstein. Although we can't all reach your skill level, everyone, male and female, should be taught to make a few repairs with a needle, and not to procrastinate with such tasks.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Well, I'm fortunate for having been taught how to knit and crochet by my Mom and at school in first grade.
      This darning I only 'learned' by watching Mom do it... never actually got taught doing it neatly!
      You are so right in being taught to do some minor mending jobs. We went to Florida on vacation with the adopted daughter of Pieter's eldest brother and she needed to mend her bathing suit. Turned out that the exchange student from Rotaract whom we also let join us, had to rescue her with his needle, thread and skill!
      Our German 'son' also was very good at it as his Mom had no daughters, she taught her two boys and the eldest amazed me!
      The procrastination factor is often another obstacle...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    What a lovely color and how fortunate that you could find a match.
    I will have to look up Herrschners. So many flosses fade, I stopped making my kitty collars.
    Have a lovely Sunday.............*s*

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Yes, I suddenly thought about looking up Herrschners and am glad I did. Had not ordered anything from them for decades! You no doubt will find anything at their website.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. You are really clever to knit and darn. I am amazed how some people can do that. Often without looking. They talk or watch TV and their hands are working independently without looking. I guess knitting is going out of fashion these days.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Well, as stated above, I was fortunate for having been taught this early on.
      Nowadays it is no longer being taught at schools and I'm afraid that most teachers don't know themselves how to.
      It always has been such an excellent motor skill that helps you in many ways for several jobs.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Nunca he tejido nada jerseys, ni bufandas. No he manejado esas agujas, hasta que un día una amiga me hice hacer unos patines, que calentaran los pies en le invierno y después de eso no las toqué jamás.

    Lo que si he manejado las agujas de crochet y he hecho pañitos para adornar la casa y algunos tapetes para la mesa. También tengo una colcha de crochet, que pesa muchísimo,

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      ¡Hemos tenido mucha suerte en las escuelas católicas por ser enseñados por monjas! Incluso mi papá sabía tejer, creó vestidos para nuestras muñecas y muy bien.
      Al menos usted sabe cómo hacer crochet y tienes algunas piezas.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  5. Oh, she IS a naughty one indeed! I'm glad you found matching thread to repair the leg warmers; such a pretty colour.

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Yes, she still is the very same naughty girl and LOVES closets and drawers which she loves to empty! Kitties are all different...
      Indeed, I got very lucky in finding the matching thread!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. A cute but mischievous kitty, indeed, Mariette. So glad you found the color to match and could darn up those leggings.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      She has a very cute and beautiful face but watch her!
      Feeling good about having restored it the way it no longer can worsen.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. bellissimo colore,buona serata!

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie e anche tutti voi buona Domenica sera.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  8. What a gorgeous colour your leg warmers are Mariette, you were lucky to find such a perfect match. Pussycats are so cheeky 😊

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you and yes, this one for sure is a cheeky kitty!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Lovely yes, but also very naughty!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Love this color. I have clothes in that tone. Cats love to play and are unaware of the strength of their nails eheh
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      The color is a very nice one.
      Kitties sure do love to play but our home is often the wrong playground.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. That is a pretty color. Kitty must think so too. I have never darned anything. You are very talented.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thank you and yes, Speckie girl sure loved playing with it!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. You did better then I could ever do, how good you found the right colour

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and yes, that was quite a treasure to discover!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dag Mariette, de kleur kan niet beter volgens mij. Fijn dat je het kon repareren. Zo kunnen ze nog weer vele jaren mee. Fijne dag, lieve groet Willy

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja, die kleur was ècht een schot in de roos!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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