Monday, February 1, 2010

and then i fainted

i gasped aloud when i pulled these from the wash yesterday. they are among my favorite socks, second only to the purple stripe socks i knit myself. i wear them all. the. time. and now it shows. :(
this is why hand-knit socks are such a labor of love. they wear out. the more you love them the faster they go. i'm so sad. i think they can be fixed. when red rhonda gifted them to me, she also gave me a teeny hank of the yarn. just for this purpose, i'm thinking.
can anyone help?
*sigh*
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6 comments:

Crystal said...

OH NO! Try one of these:
http://www.hjsstudio.com/darn.html
http://www.persistentillusion.com/blogblog/techniques/darning-socks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nY1jTVyBE0

I think they have darning eggs at Joann's but, I could be mistaken.

Channon said...

Good luck! Let us know how you repair them, because I'm sure the same fate awaits us all...

Thimbleanna said...

Oh No!!! Stick that sock on a lightbulb (just fyi, one of those new stoooopid flourescent ones are the wrong shape LOL) and go to town darning it. I have every confidence that you can do it!!!

@eloh said...

You need a "darning ball", that's how socks were mended many years ago.

Robin/Indy said...

I have a darning ball sweetie, if you need it, I'll bring it. It was my mama's. the picture made me heartsick. I thought the dogs had strategically eaten both socks

Bubblesknits said...

GACK! I hope you're able to fix it!