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Emergency repairs

I went to my parents place on F

riday night with my repair kit - somehow the grafting on the shoulders of my mother's ASJ had failed, so I knew I had to repair that. While I was there, my father produced  a pair of socks, which he wears at Marysville, and said they were getting thin in the heels. 

Which is not surprising, since I made them in 2011 and he wears them directly on carpet.  I was very excited, because I has some green sparkle yarn woth me. I explained about visible mwndsing - I'm not sure he was entirely convinced, but I did it, and I love it. I was really happy he brought them to me before they were completely worn through -it makes the repair so much easier.

What I cannot explain is why it looks like there is straw in the yarn.Still, they are repaired, and I've put making a pair of thick indoor socks on the list of things to kniy for him.

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