Sunday, 28 March 2010

Darn It!

Yesterday, I darned one of my socks. There was a hole appearing in the heel this was stopping me from wearing them as I was scared of wrecking my socks. They are so pretty and comfortable and I missed them. I thought I would practice that old adage of "a stitch in time saves 9" as the thought of darning an actual hole filled me with terror. It involves a sort of weaving and making new stitches where there are none. Doing it before the hole appears is easier as you just follow the path of the old stitches with the new thread.

Doesn't it look lovely!

The inside.


  1. Oh it is a thing of absolutely beauty! Well done on the amazing darning. x

  2. Hurrah - it that the darning mushroom you got in Lewes?

  3. I'm really pleased with how I managed to line the colours up. That wouldn't have happened if I tried! And yes, it's my Lewes mushroom.