Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I have this pair of shorts that are the workhorse of my summer wardrobe. Sometime around June the area where the hem attached just kind of disintegrated and I trimmed it cleanly with scissors.
That was good for most of the rest of the summer but I became annoyed with cut-off look and with the little strings that hung down and brushed against my legs, especially around dusk when I was being pestered by mosquitoes. I kept thinking I was being eaten alive when it was just a harmless piece of thread.
This past weekend when I was relaxing watching the kids I decided to put a hack-job blanket stitch hem on them. We'll see how it weather's the washing machine but whatever the outcome, I'll be satisfied. Frankly, I relish the loosing battle. We'll see how long I can ultimately keep these shorts in service but it looks like they'll at least see the beginning of another summer.