Stress mending

I don’t know about you, but Election Day and night dragged on forever for me. I told myself to mend a sock anytime I had the urge to check the news. By the end of the day I’d mended almost all my handknit socks.

I started out with my standard knitted patch, but it looked terrible so I experimented with weaving, duplicate stitch, and a very new-to-me concept of a crochet mend. This turned out to be my fave, because it looks like fancy doilies on my socks.

This has also been a reminder of some of the less fortunate yarn choices I made when I was new to sock knitting. The bottom two socks are very silky and beautiful, but have worn through a lot, especially the one on the right.

And the bottom left socks? Somehow I chose a needle that was too big so the socks are loosely knit and ended up as knee-highs, even though they weren’t meant to be.

Overall, it was a very productive day and keeping my mind on mending helped my mental state.

How are you faring in these uncertain days?