a little mending, a little blogging

a good sweatshirt (aka college sweater) is one of those garments that just get better looking the longer you have it and the more you wear it in. the fabric gets softer and the worn patches that develop around the seams just make it look even cooler.

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up to a point.

in the case of beloved blue sweater (so known around here as we both wear it and thus it is neither “my sweater” nor “your sweater”*) the cuffs had become so stretched and worn out that this sweater was no longer fit to be seen in public. not pretty.

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but why get rid of a favourite sweatshirt when you can easily replace the cuffs! fabric stores sell sweatshirt cuffs in a few basic colours and it took no more than 15 minutes to rip out the old ones and sew in the new. i think the darker shade of navy looks pretty cool too, and now blue sweater is better than ever. not bad for a 200 crown sweatshirt fromĀ  h&m. (even fast fashion can be slow fashion!)

excuse the mirror selfie, my tripod has a stripped screw and is currently unfit to be trusted holding up a camera.

speaking of things to be excused – pardon my month-long absence from blogging. i’ve been working on a few projects but uncooperative technology has made me less eager to blog about it. for one thing my laptop freezes every time i open photo editing software. for another, my bunny (perhaps you remember her from the quilt-biting incident) knocked a couple of keys off my keyboard a while ago. no big deal, except she proceeded to eat the squishy things from under the keys so i couldn’t put them back on. now every a, r, and q must be poked out with an athletic gesture. thus typing has landed on my list of things to do as little as possible of and blogging is less fun – until i get new squishy things!

*actually existing communism!