Monday, April 4, 2016

More mending -this time it's socks

Inspired by mending my mother's jumper, I decided to have a look at my own mending basket.I pop anything that needs mending inside one of those woven Ikea baskets, meaning I can't actually keep track of what's inside. I was a bit worried, especially when I pulled out all of these for repair:

Most of them are so old I don't have the original yarn, so I matched them with as closely as I could. I'm actually quite happy with my darning skills these days:
I had to throw out two pairs of socks - the pink and blue ones where made from Noro and the toes where so worn out that my only option would have been to reknit the entire toe in different yarn, and one pair of sports socks - also out of Noro.
It feels very satisfying to have emptied the mending basket, and put this part of my life in good order.

1 comment:

  1. I do the same thing! I think I have about 3 pairs of socks at the moment to fix, but I can't tell you for sure.