Continuing my education. There is good info on knitwear repair, although I disagree with the author regarding invisible repairs. I prefer visible ones.
I found this vintage Pendleton shirt in a thrift store in Georgia. It’s a boy’s size XL, which fit me better than a men’s size S shirt. The only drawback was the sleeves were a little too short. I lengthened them with some micro houndstooth wool fabric. Now it can make a good over shirt for autumn.
Properly size both feet. So far, everyone I have sized has a discrepancy between the right and left feet. Usually it is half a size or moving up one width. Get shoes based on the bigger size.
Also get sized again every few years. Even as adults, our feet can get longer and wider. The first pair of shoes I made no longer fits me, as my feet have gotten a little wider.
First my indigo dye was too weak. Now my first attempt at making rice resist paste hasn’t worked out. I don’t seem to be having much luck with dyeing this summer.
I’ll need to get some more supplies, then make another attempt, perhaps next weekend.
I grew some Japanese indigo this year with the plan of making dye. Many of the seedlings didn’t survive transplantation, and the ones that survived suffered from weather that dried them out too much. I tried making dye today, but the results were underwhelming. I managed to give a pale tint to a white handkerchief. I think I needed a lot more leaves to make a good dye.
I can always try again next year, and I can also buy dye.