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    Just wondering as I was darning some socks for DH last night - does anyone else still darn socks here?

    I always have and figure if darning a sock can get another few months use out of it, I might as well.

    I really find it strangely comforting and relaxing to do.

    Anyone else darn?

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    Absolutely (smile).

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    I do. The socks my husband wears for work are 11.00 a pair so can't afford not to.

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    I do too! I say darn you hole...and throw it away!

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    I do my own especially the nice warm ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    I do too! I say darn you hole...and throw it away!
    Yep, that's what I do, actually have ten pairs that way, that I plan on replacing today.

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    My mom.

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    Only the expensive ones :D:D:D

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    I darned some of DH's expensive hunting socks and did a really good job, I thought. He said he appreciated it but he could feel the repair when he wore the socks and it bothered him. I wear them around the house and they sure are soft and warm. So they are getting a second life.

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    I still do, mine & hubby's. I have done them by candle light when power went out one time, couldn't do anything else. :-)

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    I always found the stitching area hurts the toe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    I do too! I say darn you hole...and throw it away!
    Funny!

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    What do you use for darning material - embroidery floss, yarn, etc?

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    reg. thread..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    Just wondering as I was darning some socks for DH last night - does anyone else still darn socks here?

    I always have and figure if darning a sock can get another few months use out of it, I might as well.

    I really find it strangely comforting and relaxing to do.

    Anyone else darn?
    My hubby expects me to darn his socks. I WILL NOT. He's got razor blade toenails------I'd have to darn every pair, every week. Every one has holes by the big toe.

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    I do repair some of my late DH's thick wool Ragg socks. I wear them around the house, and to cover the holes I sewed on a thick padding of felt I got in a yard sale. Then to prevent slipping, I sewed on a layer of rubber stuff you use on Pajama feet. Now that I have a lot of labor and love in them they'll last another 40 plus years. We both wore that type on our back packing honeymoon in 1967. My socks wore out first, for whatever reason I don't know. I love those socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montanajan
    What do you use for darning material - embroidery floss, yarn, etc?
    I actually use the darning thread. You usually can find it near the crochet thread. Seems to work better than regular thread

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    Darning?Whats that? too busy quilting to darn.......pab

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    I repair my socks & pretty DARN proud of it. :D :D :D :D

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    I just broke down and threw out the pile of socks I had planned to darn but have never gotten around to. Sometimes when I darn, I pretend I'm Caroline Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie. She was always darning. Is that TMI?

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    i darn, too--but not those athletics socks--get those for 10Cents a pair at the thrift store!
    I also put "pajama feet material" on the wool ones to use for slippers..they last for years...

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    I can and have, but not anymore. My DH doesn't like the feel of them. I did a nice job on them too!! :thumbdown:

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    Back in the day when I did darn socks I used a light bulb in the toe or heel just like my grandma taught me. Anyone else do that?

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    Yes, I still use a light bulb--lost the darning egg in a house fire--was taught with a light bulb when I was ten.....and I have a ball of darning yarn that is about 50 years old--still good--it was a big one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    Just wondering as I was darning some socks for DH last night - does anyone else still darn socks here?

    I always have and figure if darning a sock can get another few months use out of it, I might as well.

    I really find it strangely comforting and relaxing to do.

    Anyone else darn?
    My hubby expects me to darn his socks. I WILL NOT. He's got razor blade toenails------I'd have to darn every pair, every week. Every one has holes by the big toe.
    Some one needs the Chrsitmas gift a of a pedacure. LOL

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