Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Darn It!

Darning my heel-holes wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

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It took 20 minutes tops.

Of course that also included five minutes where I waited for the squirrel scratching to subside in the ceiling above me before I hunkered back down on the couch to finish the job.

I swear, I'm living in my own personal heel hole!

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a bad job! you almost can't tell that you had to darn a hole.
Sorry about the circles. That must be very trying hearing them above you and not knowing if they are going to come down on your head or not. Love, Mom

7:40 AM  
OpenID pyewacketsid said...

That sucks (the squirrels, not your darning skills), and I sympathize. I hope you can get some relief from this situation soon.

7:59 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

nice darn! yeah repairing socks isn't nearly as bad as it seems. but that doesn't mean that my socks with holes won't sit in a basket for months, waiting for me to suck it up and fix them.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Your darning looks really nice. Mine is usually a different color and texture of yarn than the sock is made of, but most of the holes are on the bottom of the sock, and so it doesn't really matter ... except when I take off my shoes :).

10:10 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

I have some socks that need repair, and I'm dreading it. Not as bad as I think it's going to be?

10:22 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

I bow to your dedication... I should darn socks tomorrow if we end up with a snow day, now I feel guilty ;-)

Love the citron, by the way, but I think I'm in the anti-shawlette camp too; can't wear them properly. Although I love the word babushka. Use it all the time ;-)

1:58 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Darn hole got darned. Excellent!

5:16 PM  
Blogger janna said...

I need to darn some socks, too, but I'm waiting until a darning egg miraculously appears....

6:11 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

I'd give you the name of an exterminator except we never ended up getting one. The landlord wanted to wait til we heard it again and we haven't. Guessed he moved out.

I've got loads of socks that need darning but no motivation to do it.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

I can't even tell you where my holey socks are...I think I've moved one too many times for that...

Still with the squirrels? I feel for you. Once two incomes start coming in though, seriously, time to move...

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Im waiting for you to go Caddyshack on that squirrel!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I'm not sure what to do with shawlettes either.

Darning is a lost art. I know people who will throw out handknit socks rather than darn them. I used to save my sock yarn leftovers just for that purpose but then I gave them away for someone else's sock yarn blanket. Now if I have to darn a hole, I'll have to use some other yarn. I won't care. A patch is a patch. Yours looks great! Did you use a lightbulb or do you own a darning egg (I wish I did).

1:40 PM  

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