Do you know what's unfortunate? I have to get on a plane and leave beautiful sunny California today and fly back to rainy and cloudy New York. Do you know what else is unfortunate? When your brand new sweater gets caught on your engagement ring and gets a nasty pulled thread or snag in it (how do you like that for a segue?). Luckily for all of us, one of these unpleasant occurrences can be easily remedied, with no airline change fees or automated call center required. I am talking about leaving California. Oops, I mean the sweater. Shoot.
Here's what you do:
1. Take a needle-threader (they come in most sewing kits from a nice hotel room or the drugstore), and stick it from the inside of the sweater out through the hole created by the snag.
2. Carefully thread the snagged yarn through the metal wire loop of the threader, and pull the thread through to the back of the sweater.
3. Pull the knit area around the hole in both directions until there is no more noticeable puckering.
4. Turn the sweater inside out, and tie the extra thread into a knot to prevent it from working its way back out to the other side, or getting caught on your hands as you take the sweater on and off.
5. Turn the sweater back right-side-out. Done and done.
So go and dig out those sweaters you thought were hopeless from the goodwill pile and fix 'em. You'll have plenty of time while I'm crammed into seat 18A, enjoying minimal legroom and maximal free bloody mary mix.
Sailor sweater, $94, from Boden USA
6 hours ago