Thursday, March 25, 2010

to darn. or not to darn


Tell me the truth ...

would you darn it?

The left sock is laying peacefully in the trash bin .. .

the right sock hopes it looks still youthful enough to find a new partner.

There is something to be said for buying boring socks by the bundle.

Do you wear socks once your pedicure is peeking?

All for now .. .

21 comments:

  1. Well now, that depends upon the pair of socks.. are they a favorite? Then well worth it.. if not.. remix or vamp those babies into coin purses or sock puppets!!!

    with love,
    Olivia

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  2. that looks like every pair of socks that my son owns. he's never darned a sock and i don't think the holes phase him one bit!

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  3. nope! no darning for me! I always had to darn my socks when I was a kid in a big family. I swore to myself, when I have my own house, I would never darn a sock again and I haven't!

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  4. I wouldn't have a clue how to darn. I always bought the same socks for my boys - packages of white sport socks. Between matching and holes, it was the only way to go.

    I have the very same pair as you do - with the very same hole. I'll check to see which foot - maybe between the two of us, we can make a match :)

    I never wear socks with holes- they bug the life out of me.

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  5. There was a time when I would darn them...but I didn't like the extra "cushioning" the mended area provided. Doc didn't mind the extra thickness...his mother always darned his socks and he thought I should, too. ;)

    I pitched an odd number of socks yesterday...the remaining ones can find new mates.

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  6. This made me laugh! As someone else said, darning was always my job growing up too. So no, I no longer darn now that I have my own family! And fortunately I have boys, so it's all white socks. I must admit though that I feel a tiny bit of guilt when I see a lone sock laying in the trash.

    And when the boys have something bigger (like a hole in a coat or pants), I make certain that they wear it when they visit Grandma. It usually comes back fixed!

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  7. There was no question about whether or not socks got darned when I was growing up... the question was how many times before the sock was considered undarnable.
    Nope, no darning for me today.

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  8. An older woman taught me how to darn. When faced with a sock with a hole, she would loudly declare "Oh DARN it!" and toss the sucker in the trash.

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  9. Sad but true...I don't darn. I have been known to switch socks back and forth until there are 2 holes and then I throw them out! :0)

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  10. I've darned a few things...like teeny holes in favorite sweaters. Socks? Never.

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  11. I haven't darned a sock since I was a Brownie!

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  12. Nope I wouldn't darn it as I can't stand to feel any unwanted bumps in my socks..unless I could darn perfectly which I can't:)

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  13. I would darn it if our local sewing shop sold darning thread ... I've used cotton floss ... but it wears out too fast and not worth the effort. If you can find the thread ... darn ... it's the kind of thing you can practically do with your eyes closed ;)

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  14. My grandmother was the best darner (what would you call it?) and she taught me before I knew any better. As an eighteen year old bride, I even darned socks... yes you tell me why he would have even brought socks with holes into the marriage! But it does remind us of how people used to get by with less.

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  15. At my house it hits the garbage can...You can by them by the dozen...
    That's a good reminder...time for pedicures again.

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  16. I've been pondering this since some new socks have gotten holes right away and since I've recently inherited one of the 'eggs' my great grandmother used to darn our socks when I was a little girl. She did a good job. But I have no idea what thread is required. I have just hand stitched favorite socks while on my feet - I hate the feeling of holes!!

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  17. Yes, it depends on the socks. The socks I knitted myself--absolutely, I'd darn those. Special socks that cost more than a packet of plain ones at the local box store, maybe. White workout socks? Never!

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  18. to the lady in the hat:
    That's how I darn socks too!! haha

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  19. Hi Lovella,
    I had the same problem a few weeks ago, and just put both of them in a drawer until i could make my mind up.They are still in the drawer. lol.
    Enjoyed the post.
    Sue

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  20. I was just recalling the little wooden 'mushroom' my mom used to darn socks. It would be slipped inside the sock, the hole stretched taut over it, and then the darning could start. Special multithread, soft yarn was used and the hole skilfully closed. It was fun to watch mom and also to learn the skill. Mom did it to save money because constantly replacing our socks would have cost a bundle! BUT I hated wearing darned socks and never again darned anything after I left home! Good going down memory lane post!

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  21. Looking down at my feet and I see the picture you posted and I say... Lovella would darn this!
    I was wrong.

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