Sunday, February 7, 2010

Those Darn Socks...

Todays outfit:

What do you think of the hair? I liked it but my hair didn't want to stay in the neat little rolls.
Today's outfit:
Sweater: Stolen from my dad :) It's very itchy but at the same time very comfortable.
Tank-top: Smart Set
Necklace: Liffey Gold http://www.liffeygold.com/ Cutest little store. I know they look a little expensive on their website, but they do have cheaper things actually in the store.
Earrings: Made by me
Oh and I am wearing pants but they are just jeans from Winners.
Alright, I realize I have been doing a lot of posts but once the school week starts the post will most likely stop...

And now for my latest crafting project: Darning a pair of socks!

I was inspired by this blog post http://www.colettepatterns.com/blog/tutorials-tips-tricks/make-do-and-mend-darning and decided to try it for myself. So I made a quick trip to Michael's to pick up some needles and embroidery floss (living so close to a Michael's is quite dangerous for me. I always come out with more than I went in for), I started my first darning project.

I don't know about you but I always get this weird sentimental attachment to my socks. I always buy socks with crazy patterns on them so once they wear out it's hard to find an exact replacement. One such pair are my Scottish Terrier socks. I bought them a Giant Tiger a few years ago and love them to bits. Unfortunately, one had a hole in the toe.

I must say that although they are now wearable, the darning looks a little ugly but I suspect that because I choose an ugly colour of floss (I wasn't sure if it would work so I didn't want to waste any of the pretty floss). It looks a little bit like a pumpkin puked on my socks. But you can only really see most of the darning from the bottom so I guess it doesn't really matter. At least I don't have to throw them out now :)



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