Zer Netmouse -
March 25th, 2014
10:49 pm

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I just spent about an hour darning socks. That's 2 of my socks with small holes in the ankle, and 1 of Rosie's with a big hole in the heel. The first part was because I need the socks. The second was because I need the practice and the weave on that sock was nice and obvious. Also, I already had the right color thread.

I am getting both faster and better at darning, though I'll note that in both cases, the biggest factor appears to be good lighting. Rosie is catching on. When I noticed my socks had holes in them, she immediately announced that now I had to darn them. I love how her vocabulary is expanding. Brian told me she used "stable" in a sentence correctly when they were building with blocks earlier today too.

The bonus result of staying up darning socks is that the dishwasher finished running and I could open it and tip over various items so they'll actually be dry in the morning. Falling over time for me now.

Goodnight.

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From:novapsyche
Date:March 26th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
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This is definitely fall-over time for you! Sleep well, dear.

I sincerely hope to be over for the upcoming month's potluck, if it's on.

Missing you!
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From:parsleigh
Date:March 26th, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
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I really should darn socks- too many favorites get tossed for holes.
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From:netmouse
Date:April 9th, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
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I am really celebrating each pair of socks as they return to circulation. I asked about "darning thread" at Joanne Fabrics and was told nobody has sold it for twenty years, but try embroidery thread. This was of course not true, as an online search for darning thread demonstrates, but I really wanted to get started on my black socks, so I got some embroidery thread and it seems to be working pretty well.
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