July 30, 2012
Darning for science
In the interests of science, this time I used two repair methods.
The left-hand sock had looked fine when it last went into the washer, and then it emerged with a giant gaping fully-formed hole. I repaired it with my usual weaving-type darning.
The right-hand sock had aaaaaalmost worn through, but not quite. It seemed like a great opportunity to test out duplicate stitch as a darning substitute, so I did. (As you can imagine from the image, my duplicate stitch skills are not quite mad enough to attempt duplicate-stitching over an actual hole. I feel like I can barely follow along intact stitches.)
We shall see if one repair outlasts the other. This may happen soon--as is, these socks only existed about two months before springing holes. (Did I mention I'm a terrible sock owner?)