Making Do

I am a firm believer in just making what you have work. I’m a frugal Yankee from a line of frugal people. So even though my jeans have a hole I just keep going until they’re no longer fit for public viewing. Then they become at home jeans for dirty jobs. I do that with everything.

Well I’ve had to make do with my blocking too. The temperature wasn’t too cold so I pinned the shawl on the blocking board on the porch and sprayed it instead of soaking it first. I didn’t block it as severely as I could have if it was wet but I can do that when I have some floor space in the house. Currently the Christmas tree is taking up the bit of free space in the living room. I also didn’t soak it because my hands wouldn’t have been able to take blocking in the cold. As a plus the dry air out there should help the shawl dry quickly.

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8 Responses to Making Do

  1. Alissa Head says:

    I zoomed in to see the shawl! It’s so pretty!

    You and my husband are cut from the same cloth, although he is a Canadian who has lived most of his life in Ohio. He blames his Scottish ancestry. I am not like this at all, but I think it is the best way to be, and I aspire to it.

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    • What a coincidence, it’s my Scottish family line that I say is the most frugal. My father’s mother (whose grandparents were from Scotland) had a reuse for every item. By the time something hit the trash there was so little of it left (fabric item) or it was beyond repair.

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  2. salpal1 says:

    Nothing wrong with being frugal! I come from a long line of frugal Scots women. It is very hard to throw anything away! And those jeans of yours can be patched and mended!

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  3. I can hardly wait to see it modeled! ❤

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  4. I think we are frugal but I also think we are value driven. WE must get a good value or we wont purchase something.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Frugal is a good thing in my book! Excited to see the finished work of art!

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  6. chrisknits says:

    I am lucky enough to have a front loader that has a hand wash cycle. And then I put it through another spin cycle to get as much water as possible out of it. But this last shawl was blocked while the laundry was in use, so I had to soak and wring it. Luckily I had time for it to dry! Can’t wait to see yours off of the blocking board.

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  7. Stefanie says:

    Where’s the hole? I’ve seen ppl on IG handsew some Japanese stitches over holes to make them more decorative.

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