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January 10, 2008



Well I usually inspect my socks evey time I wash them for signs of wear, so I don't exactly have holes when I darn them. So all I do is use a duplicate stitch over the patch of worn sock and weave in the ends.
I hope that makes sense and that it maybe helps, I just probably shouldn't be catching up on my blog reading at 3am.


What? No mention of Tactile?


It is hard to get back to blogging when you haven't done it for a while. I guess it's a whole mindset thing. I am shooting for at least once a week, so it's not so hard for me.

Sorry, I have no advice for sock holes. I hate darning!


Check this out before you head off to the garbage can:



I don't use dpns much, but I want a set of those sock needles too. They just look like such precision tools!

I knew starting projects away from one's own workspace might be problematic for that kind of reason--I should have offered to let y'all use any of my tools that you needed. (And I have one of those super-cheap sets of 5 sizes of tiny dpns that has seen almost no action. I would have happily given them to you on indefinite loan.)


Hey, great to see you back!

Don't throw the poor socks out! I managed to save my Snake River Socks with darning after the bottoms of the heels failed. I had to darn them with a non-matching yarn, but nobody else looks at the bottoms of my feet anyway. And the socks are good as new!

There's a great darning tutorial here: http://www.hjsstudio.com/darn.html


So nice to hear from you again Maia. I was just thinking about you, because I was walking through the chilly wind and drizzle on a grey January day wearing a very cheery and warm scarf knit from your very own pink lemonade hand spun.

I hope you're not too sore from exercising your blog muscles, because you've certainly whetted our appetites with this one.


She's back! Yea! I'm quite taken with my Knit Picks sets too. I got both the wood and the metal ones. Different ones work better for me for different yarns/gauge requirements (plus, I confess, the magpie gene I carry loves the colorful wood needles). I'm really liking them both so far.


Hi, Maia, glad to see you back. I was just thinking about you a couple of days ago!

Don't toss those socks until you've read Caroline's sock surgery posts (http://www.woolforbrains.net/?p=728). She has done some amazing things with socks that were past darning.

A hole in the ball of the foot is a tough one -- I know because that's my wear point, too. If worse comes to worst I'm going to make sock creatures out of mine.


Have you tried needle felting over the hole?

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