|I've been darning all the socks, all the livelong day!|
You guys, I totally just darned my socks! It was super-easy!
Here is how you do it:
1) Find a lightbulb and/or something else that kind of approximates the dimensions of a heel and/or toe. Unfortch, the only lightbulb I could find was a kind of pointy faux-candlelight thing. So it best approximated a hoof, or someone with a really, really long crazy big toe.
Still, it was OK. I put it sideways in the toe area, which kind of made a sort of toes shape-ish. And it turns out there was also a hole in the heel, so I pointed it so it was kind of like a very pointy heel.
|I have darned socks now for this shape of foot. Cloven hoof type foot.|
2) Yarn and/or thread and/or embroidery floss. I had some thin-ish yarn that worked well as the socks weren't just like thin sports socks, and yet not thick knitted sorts of socks.
3) A needle. As it turns out, I have lots of needles. Awhile ago, my workplace had one of those "give something you own and yet never use" gift exchange (what are those called? White Elephant?) and I got the Singer 70-Piece Foldable Sewing Cube. It includes everything you ever need for sewing ever. I had never looked at nor used it before tonight and it turns out AMAZING!
|Singer 70-piece foldable sewing cube. I own ALL OF THESE THINGS!! And I totally forgot that I did.|
4) Words of wisdom from blog readers, and My Mother. Obvs, my mother knows about darning. She said that one of her friends used to have a thing that looked like a maraca, which you could use for being a fake heel/toe, and which also stored all of the supplies inside of it.
|This is called a Darning Mushroom, FYI.|
5) Darning, as illustrated in the video I linked in the previous article, is basically like weaving. Which I remember how to do from elementary school art class.
So, I have rescued my socks! Though next time, I will darn then inside-out (I forgot to turn them inside out this time).
Frugal win! Cute socks are saved!