Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Sock repairs

I like knitting and wearing socks, and as you might know, I tend to take a thrifty approach to such things - using up odds and ends of sock yarn where I can.

To this end I have a lot of stripey socks made using a grumperina stripe. However, these seem to be most prone to wearing out, and I have a couple of pairs that need regular inspection and darning.

Last week I decided to try another approach, and instead of darning, I cut the toes off, picked up the stitches and reknit the sock. I managed to find some complementary odds and ends in the stash, so the new toes aren't too obvious.

I like! Much quicker than knitting new socks, and nicer (for me) than darning....

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