Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
slm - fix those socks
My lovely wool socks (please excuse the pills) were starting to get a little threadbare around the heels and the ball of the foot. The rest the sock was fine so I didn't want to recycle them or resign them to dusting pile just yet. There weren't any holes, the fluffy wool (fleece? is that the right term?) had just worn off leaving a fine grid of threads (they must be made of a blend).
I had this idea that I could weave yarn over and under the grid which would fill in the threadbare area. Little did I know that's exactly how you darn something. Next time I'm going to try pattern darning (scroll down). I used the beautiful alpaca yarn that Magni sent me for BackTack 4.