Darn That Sock

I started knitting socks in January 2009, when I took a class at my LYS. My first sock was knit from Dale of Norway Stork, a 100% cotton yarn meant mainly for baby items. I used that it because the yarn for the class had to be bought at the shop, and they didn’t carry any non-wooly sock yarn.

The socks turned out well, considering they were my first pair. The yarn faded and grew softer with wear, and I did enjoy wearing the socks, even if they weren’t my favourite pair or the greatest colour.

Unfortunately, when I put them on the other day, I realized that I had a problem. One of the socks had grown a hole, right on the ball of my foot.

Hole-y Blue Sock

I have two choices for darning this sock. 1) Say “darn sock” while I drop it in the waste basket. (I might add this is the choice of many fine knitters, including fellow Torontoian, the Yarn Harlot.) Or 2) Wait for my darning egg to arrive in the mail and try to fix this sock.

I’m actually looking forward to trying to darn this sock. I know one of my favourite socks is eventually going to sprout a hole, and I’d like to have had some practice darning before I attempt to fix one of them. So, I guess you could say I’m looking forward to making this hole whole.

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2 Responses to Darn That Sock

  1. Annie says:

    I remember learning to darn socks in the second grade in school. Imagine seeing that skill taught today! I used to have a darning egg too, but that is long gone. Congrats to your for not just tossing them out!

  2. Erin says:

    Aren’t you smart to practice on a non-favorite sock. What a great idea!