I got a call from a woman who wanted an afghan repaired. I said "why sure". I've alwys been able to do a little mending here and there. When her turn came on the job line up I was overwhelmed. I'd never seen such a mess. I tried on several occasions to do my best but nothing looked good. It's hard to match or come close to old polyester blends. I thought this would be my first failure. A final thought was to show it to the ladies at my kntting group. One suggested I take out all the bad squares and put it back together.
A perfect idea.
This is where I thought to take a picture. You can see on the edge what the squares looked like that I took out. It took a very long time to figure out how to get it back together without taking it all apart. A puzzle to be sure. Some of the squares still needed to be repaired and then the border crocheted.
Yesterday afternoon when I was all done I washed it and the colors sparkled. I totally underestimated the price for doing this but the pride of it looking so beautiful makes up for the money.
It's nice to have been able to save a family heirloom.