Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Darn it!

So, a pictureless post, again. 

Last week was a bad week for socks - my embossed leaves socks, worn for the first time, blew out the toe (I knew I should have kitchenered it!). Grrr. 

And then hubby announced that he had holes in the bottoms of not one but two socks (separate pairs)!!! 

I find myself in need of a darning egg - any resources? I found a grand total of one on etsy and my googlefu must not be good today, as I can't find any. 

9 comments:

  1. As a child, it was my job to darn the socks. There were two choices for darning eggs: old light bulbs, or dried gourds. Our household used the light bulbs.

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  2. I just bought a darning egg from halcyonyarn.com for about $9. Also, there are some nice hand-turned ones at knittingnotionsonline.com, but they run in the $18-$24 range.

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  3. Contact Debi. She blogs at Fluffy Knitter Deb. I remember her doing a post about a darning egg and I think she talked about where she bought it, who made it, or something like that. She's also on Ravelry as FluffyKnitterDeb.

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  4. Oh, bad week for socks indeed! Sending you healthy sock thoughts.

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  5. I have used a light bulb. And a teacup on occasions of desperation.....

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  6. i bought the 2 i have at antique shops. :)

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  7. Purchased at an antique shop for $6

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  8. I had no idea what a darning egg was; I had to google it... pretty neat

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  9. I'm with Paulah, I had no idea what it was either. LOL Nice blog BTW :)

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