I feel, although perhaps I am being overly sensitive to concerns about being boring, that perhaps my Tea Leaves sweater is officially in that spot where we can't really talk too much more about it until it has sleeves. Which I think will be soon, but only if I can stop falling asleep at the same time as my children in the evening. Talk about a satisfying but wholly unproductive habit. Goodness.
While working away on the new sweater, I have also been making small repairs to old, favorite sweaters. All of them cardigans, because apparently, that is my thing. The long-sleeved t-shirt plus jeans and a cardigan situation is what I'm all about. And if kids, pets and self manage to avoid getting food or dirt on said t-shirt, I will totally sleep in it too. So there. Way more than you wanted to know, yes?
I realized recently that waiting to find buttons that actually matched those that are missing on my sweaters was going to mean that I would never get around to replacing them. And knowing me, I would just wear the buttonless sweater anyway and look unkempt. So, I just started replacing missing buttons with random ones I had available, and it works fine. And gives one some small sense of productivity for having actually gotten something out of the mending pile and back into the closet.
My other favorite thing to do these days is to patch up the tiny holes that seem to be forever appearing in the sleeves of my lightweight sweaters by using a bit of patterned fabric and some double-sided fusible interfacing. It is the laziest possible version of mending something, and although it is by no means super sturdy or anything, it does make a garment servicable once more. Which is totally important if it happens to be your favorite color of blue and you don't want to give it up even though it has something like six holes in the sleeves.
Yarning along with Ginny today.