i had to fix one of my kick ass red mitties. when i put it on monday evening, i found a hole in the palm, near the thumb gusset:
(that white stuff on the mitten is melted ice cream. don't ask. i only look more like a dork if i explain.)
i'm not sure if i didn't weave in the ends from the thumb right or if a certain rodent decided to munch on my mitten. i snipped away and picked up stitches like this:
i knit and purled a row then kitchener'd the ends. i had to do a weird backwards kitchener stitch becos my working yarn was on the front needle, when normally it would be on the back one, and i couldn't flip the mitten over becos the working yarn would have been on the left instead of the right. anyhoo, i wove in my ends:
it's not the best, but it's not too bad.
shortly after i darned my mitten, it got a nice washing.
this was a good exercise in repairing my knits. i had a pair of socks with worn spots on the heel, which i toyed with darning, but instead gave the sock to my folks' dog for a christmas present. (for what it's worth, he destroyed it within minutes. my poor koigu socks. i thought the wool would wear like iron. but i'm not surprised - this is the dog - a doxie by the way - who destroys kongs.)