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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Darn Those Socks

When a sock gets threadbare, I throw it in the rag pile, but when hubby's big toe nail slices a hole in the toe area, darn it. It would be silly to throw away a good sock for a small hole. Now I have a Needlecraft book from the 70s that gives good illustrations, but since I don't want to get in trouble for photocopying, here is a YouTube video on how to darn a sock. If you don't have a sock darner (or they have a fancy "mushroom") use a light bulb or a potato or some other similar smooth shaped knickknack. This is very detailed all the way through, you'll get the idea half way through, it's just like weaving.

I have just been using regular thread to darn hubby's socks which is really thin; I ought to get some heavier thread, but I'm too frugal to buy any when I inherited all the grandmothers stashes of boxes of thread.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice instruction. I guess many people don't know the proper way of doing that.