fixer-upper: crochet edition

A coworker asked me, when she found out I was a knitter, whether I might know my way around a crochet hook as well. Turned out she has an heirloom wedding present that needed a little TLC on a recent weekend:

I was happy to take a look at it for her and in some cases was able to use the original yarn to repair rips between squares and loosened seams. In other cases I had to resort to black thread and a sewing needle but she'd agreed that that would be fine, since she really wanted to wash the piece and was afraid to given its state of disrepair. It definitely needed some work but it's happier now.

I like to think of such a deed as building up good driving karma when faced with yet another foot of snow over the next 24 hours...