Holey schmoley!

Although I make socks for everyone in the family, there is something about my toes and I always seem to finish up with holes where my big toes should be. No-one else in the family suffers from this, just me.

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So, I spend quite a bit of time darning – using this cute, oddly shaped darning “mushroom” that I bought in Pennsylvania.

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I have decided that I am not making any more socks without reinforcing the toes, but meanwhile have been honing my rather poor darning skills

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I had a day’s leave today, to help get Archie off to Thailand, but did manage to sneak in a new pair of socks with yarn from my stash. I added woolly nylon to the toes to help make them stronger – fingers (or is that toes?) crossed! What’s nice is that it is completely invisible and is not noticeable when wearing the socks, and so worth the tiny bit of effort.

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GCC

Wednesday steps: 20,717 (ok)

Thursday: 20,153 (getting worse!)

Average: 23,761

laters!

Fadanista

4 thoughts on “Holey schmoley!

  1. Very nicely done! I always darn my own hand-knitted socks too…. when you spend 20 odd hours knitting them you really start to appreciate them, don’t you? 🙂

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    1. I knit mine on a machine now because it’s so quick, but even so, I can’t bear to throw away a perfectly good sock because I’ve put a hole in it! We don’t buy socks at all in our family any more. I knit them for everyone.

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  2. I have the same problem with big toes and socks, I found the only thing that helps is filing my toe nails after I cut them so that the edge is at 45degrees-ish.

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