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This is why I learnt to Kitchener

I went to Big W the other day, looking for some winter tights. I like the cotton ones like I wore to school. The ones with a gusset and a heel. Still, while I was there I spotted Razza matazz fleece tights. Lets leave aside the sad fact that this fleece bears no relation to sheep, the tights were 55 percent cotton and lined with warmth. I bought the appropriate size being  oddly enough called "average/tall" . I am neither average nor tall, but that's the smallest size. I wore them to work on Friday and they were amazing. It was like wearing trackies, so comfortable and incredibly warm. I got changed out of them to ride home, and when i got home decided to put the tights back on, because I love being snuggly and warm and comfortable.

And that's where the trouble started. When I put them on again they felt very odd at my toes, like they were rubbing the ends of my toes even when I was just sitting there. Eventually I had a look and found this:



A great big ugly seam right on the ends of my toes, rubbing in the most uncomfortable way. They haven't even bothered to sew the ends in, or whatever you do in commercial tights. It's just bad design, and I've gone from wanting 100 pairs of these, to not even wanting to wear this pair! I know I could start knitting my own tights, but that might be a step too far, even for me.So it's back to the drawing board to find the perfect pair of winter tights.

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