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Daddy's socks were getting rather worn. I have never darned clothing before and I think it is really neat! Glad to learn this new skill! I used black thread to hide the mended spots.
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I can see my hand through it
I can see my hand through it
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An old friend gave me this monster needle, I figured it would work well for darning
An old friend gave me this monster needle, I figured it would work well for darning
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Up
Up
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and over
and over
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First spot mended now on to the other
First spot mended now on to the other
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Again, a very well loved and used toe warmer
Again, a very well loved and used toe warmer
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Up again
Up again
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And over again
And over again
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All done!
All done!
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Note: Can you tell me a little more about what you used -- what material is the black thread? To get the BB, it needs to be all natural, no synthetics.

 
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Bethany Paschall wrote:Daddy's socks were getting rather worn. I have never darned clothing before and I think it is really neat! Glad to learn this new skill! I used black thread to hide the mended spots.


Bethany, please can you tell me a little more on the materials: what are these socks made of and what material is the black thread? To get the BB those materials need to be all natural, no synthetics.
 
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Hello, Sorry for the late response, I had the week off.
The thread didn't have it's tag, so I am not sure what it is made of. I will try to get a hold of some cotton thread or something like that and try again. Sorry for forgetting to check beforehand.
 
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I found some cotton twine and the strands were strong and long enough to use as thread. I used an embroidery needle this time.
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Cotton is very nice, I like how it feels.
Cotton is very nice, I like how it feels.
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We have little lack of holey socks
We have little lack of holey socks
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Up
Up
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and over
and over
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All done!
All done!
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I probably should've trimmed the work area a bit before starting... Ugly as it is, the finish product is comfortable!

The sock is wool, and the yarn is 100% cotton. I would've preferred wool yarn, but unfortunately didn't have any lying around the house.

Let me know how I did and how I can improve!
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Wool socks & cotton yarn..
Wool socks & cotton yarn..
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Almost forgot to take an in-progress photo!
Almost forgot to take an in-progress photo!
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All done! With one sock, anyway... This was a fun little project. Now, time to continue improving!
All done! With one sock, anyway... This was a fun little project. Now, time to continue improving!
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It took me a while to get my supplies together to do this.  Finding a natural fiber yarn in area stores was a bit of a challenge, but eventually I succeeded!  So I'm using a wool yarn to mend the wool socks, which is the way it should be.  I then realized I didn't have a darning needle!  Rather than buying one, which was easy to find in stores I will admit, I decided to do another oddball BB to make my own.

This seemed to work quite well to repair the sock.  I'm quite happy to have learned and executed this skill.  Now on to some more holes that need darning!
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This photo shows my holey sock, the darning needle, a ball I'll use for an inner form, and the wool yarn.
This photo shows my holey sock, the darning needle, a ball I'll use for an inner form, and the wool yarn.
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Here I have partially completed the repair.
Here I have partially completed the repair.
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Here is an image of the repaired hole from the inside.
Here is an image of the repaired hole from the inside.
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Finally an image of the repaired sock from the outside.
Finally an image of the repaired sock from the outside.
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Note: Good work. This reminds me that I have some darning to do

 
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Hello!  I have been knitting for a couple years now and this was the perfect poke to nudge me to learn darning.  Thank you all for that!

I used some scrap yarn from the stash, it is a fingering weight sock yarn.  An apple was put inside the sock and it functioned well to hold the fabric while I worked.  The day after I finished mending this pair of socks (I only picture one of the two) I wore them to work (on my feet and up/down ladders all day).  They held up well and were very comfy and cozy, far better than wearing them with holes.

Thanks again for the motivation to learn this most useful skill!
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The stuff
The stuff
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Halfway there!
Halfway there!
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Looking ugly and functional, much like the feet that they protect.
Looking ugly and functional, much like the feet that they protect.
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My favorite wool sweater had a whole in it and I mended it with some local wool thread I had.
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Hole in the sweater
Hole in the sweater
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Equipment
Equipment
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Repair in process
Repair in process
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Finished front
Finished front
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Finished back
Finished back
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Note: I hearby certify this complete.  This reminds me I've got more sweaters myself that need darning.

 
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Here's my bb certification for my first darning. Done it with sheep yarn gifted by local group og agricutural catholic women (les cercles des fermieres). Did it on my precious llama wool vest. Not very regular work and too big a yarn, but i am learning..

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You know my wallet is just so big my pants can't contain it.
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Hole and materials
Hole and materials
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Half way
Half way
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Done.
Done.
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