Time is running out for buying things in 2011. On Tuesday evening I head to Idaho for nearly two weeks in the woods, backcountry skiing and camping. I don’t anticipate much shopping during that time. None actually. Four days to go. I haven’t been thinking about it too much, and nothing I really need has come to mind, so I’m foolishly going to say I’m all set and ready for 2012. The real question is: how long before I realize what I should have bought when I had the chance!
I always thought this was an old Yankee saying, but I found this World War II propaganda poster. Seems to have been a common Depression-era philosophy all over the United States. That said, I doubt I’ll patch my trousers while mowing the lawn, since I’m the mower and the mender in the family! And isn’t that a bit awkward?!
When you make your own clothes, including socks, it’s much easier to mend something rather than make a new one. When you own cheap H&M socks like I do, I’m not so sure. But I’ll find out, because inevitably this year my socks will wear out and I’ll need some new ones. Or I’ll have to fix the ones I have. Sure I could call “wear it out” and buy some more, but I like the idea of learning how to darn a sock. I doubt my darning will be this lovely, but it’s nice to keep in mind.