Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Resurrected

My beloved socks are saved! I had no idea darning a sock was so easy and useful. Thank you, Thank you! You guys are the best for pointing me in the right direction on how to save my socks.

As you suggested, I looked here, and here and a few other places and figured out that darning is a really easy and great tool. I didn't have a mushroom or egg but I learned a light bulb works just fine.

Because you all saved my socks I want pay it back with some free Knitterella product. Maybe a set of my Knitted Sock note cards? Or Knitterella Gift Tags? Whatever you want! Leave me a comment and I will draw a name at random and send you your product pick of choice. I'll leave this contest open for a couple days and come back with a winner… or two!

Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my FOOT!


33 comments:

amandawk said...

Thanks for the how-to! My husband is so hard on his socks and now I can impress him by darning them!
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Danielsen5 said...

I just recently felt brave enough to try knitting socks, and they rock! I am soooo glad to learn there is a way to take of them, now that I know how much love,sweat and tears go into them. Love you and your blog.

Blessings, Beth Ann

The French Bear said...

So glad that you fixed them, I was going to tell you about darning them but then I figured you knew already!!! I actually have an old wooden sock darner, shaped like the light bulb.......my mom used to use a light bulb though..... happy feet!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Mandy said...

Yay! So glad you decided to go for it! I'm also glad to know that you used a lightbulb...I've always wondered if that would work well. Seems like the perfect shape.

JelliDonut said...

So glad you saved your socks. Great idea to use the light bulb as a darning egg. It's awfully nice of you to do this drawing. Thanks!

Trisha said...

Yay! I am so glad it worked out and now you can enjoy them longer.

Melanie said...

that's awesome you were able to save them - i'd probably have a heart attack if i had to throw them out!

Frances said...

Bravo to you for rescuing those socks. I have a little dried gourd that I use as a darning egg. The seeds inside the gourd rattle around with a friendly sound.

Best wishes!

Silvia M. said...

So glad they're saved! You did a great job. :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm glad you could save your socks!! :)

knittienora said...

Handmade socks really should be darned shouldn't they!

I wouldn't bother darning shop bought socks cause they just don't have a personality, but handmade ones are like old friends :-)

Rose said...

Although I didn't leave a suggestion, I'd LOVE to win some gift tags. Love the ones that say I made this, pretend you love it!! Cause that's really how I feel when I give a knitted gift. I want the recipient to do a cartwheel to show his/her love. I don't think that's too much to ask of them, do you?

Trilobite said...

I've only just completed my first pair of socks and I am dreading the day when I'll get my first hole.

Congratulations on saving your sock(s)! The darning job actually kind of looks intentional, like some kind of design feature!

Courtney said...

Wonderful! My husband is always asking me to fix his store bought knits (which generally leads to me running to my stash to see if i even have something remotely close to matching his garment).

Barbara said...

So glad you could "save" your socks. I'm attempting my first pair of socks right now and since I am figuring out how much work goes into making a pair, I can totally empathize with you about the thought of losing them. I hope I win - I would love some of the gift tags - they ROCK!!!!

Beth said...

I'm glad you fixed the socks! Yay! So good.

jlr said...

When I read that post, I immediately thought "she needs to know about darning!" but I didn't have the time to track down the appropriate links. I'm glad someone(s) did!

Rita said...

My mother still darns all her socks, my dad's socks and any socks of mine or my boyfriend's that she can get her hands on. My boyfriend lovingly calls her "The Sock Fairy". Darning a sock is a useful skill to have, especially if you invest time and love into making something by hand...

kimz said...

I hope I have such good luck when my first pair of knitted socks finally cave in! Can you darn toes of socks, too?

Spinnergirl said...

I also have a small hole in my 1st pair of handknit socks. Have been thinking about repurposing them, but no great ideas yet, Will follow your lead and links to offer my socks a little more life. Thanks for the confidence builder on darning!!

Randi said...

I didn't save your sock :) but I love your note cards. I use my knitterella gift tags on every item I knit as a gift ... love them!

Jodie said...

I'm going to go one better than a comment--how's this:
check out the antique store (downtown your town) for darning eggs.... that's where I got mine

The Werling's said...

Wow, you did an awesome job! Impressive, and I learn something new everyday! =)
Thanks for the contest.

Amanda

amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

beartifix said...

I am so glad you were able to save your socks! I haven't had this happen to me before, but when it does, I'll be ready!

nonapearl said...

Can't claim to be one of your helpers, but I am a regular reader of your blog! And your notecards are STINKIN' adorable. :)

nonapearl said...

I love your blog! Can't claim to be one of the helpers, but I am a consistent reader! :)

Maryse said...

I didn't save your socks either. I actually learned that you CAN save socks! I love all the things you make! Gift tags would be awesome!!!

Toby E. said...

Just recently found your sight and really enjoy it!
I remember my mom use to have a bright pink ball she used for darning sock. Now you have me want to find out if she still has it and how to do it!

Pam said...

I can't take credit for offering a solution but I will benefit from others' postings! I need to darn some of my husband's socks that I made and now I feel equipped!

Jackie said...

I'm so glad you saved your first pair of socks from the garbage bin!

Linda said...

I didn't save your socks - I didn't know how. I am very excited because now I can fix a pair I wore out that my grandmother made. Thanks!
Linda in Maine

Mander said...

A lightbulb - that's brilliant! My pals and I were just talking about how you can't find a good darning egg anywhere local. Off to share the good news - thank you!

A Write Life said...

I love the light bulb idea. Congratulations on saving the socks. I know I've darned many a wool, hand knit sock of my own.