Tuesday, 5 April 2016

D is for ... #atozchallenge

A-Z Challenge 2016

D is for Darning
Which is something I never do!!

"There's a hole in my sock Mummy!!"
Do you darn your socks? This is something that I have not done nor was it done when I was a child! Even though my Grandmother was very creative, (which skipped a generation), buying a new pair of socks seemed to be easier than finding 'the' needle ... At times buying a new pair of socks would have been quicker too!! 

After looking into this darning lark up I will admit it's a complicated looking process ... Not just a simple case of sewing up a hole!! 

Now I can see why buying a new pair was quicker and easier than finding 'the' needle!!

Darning a hole
From Pinterest
I hope you found this interesting ... Next time you have a hole in your sock you can say "darn" out loud but will you be saying it in
Annoyance or because you're going to get your darning needle out?

Thanks for reading and I hope you are enjoying my posts!

Bye for now


  1. I do darn clothes and socks but certainly not with the care to detail indicated above. As long as the hole's gone it's good enough for me!! :)

  2. Darning was done allot in the old days , but today better things to do , unless the socks are special.

  3. I'm with you Heather. I just go buy a new pair. I do have a tool that was used for darning socks that was my Grandmothers. Its probably from the early 1900's.


  4. Socks don't last very long these days. I think it's a conspiracy ;) jk
    Katy Trail Creations

  5. I used to darn socks but then I realized I could spend that time stitching my projects....

  6. My grandmother and mother darned. I have pulled the two sides together to make socks last a bit longer but I wouldn't call it darning!
    Kathryn < a href="http://discoveringdaisies.com"/>Discovering Daisies

  7. I have but not correctly. My family was poor so we couldn't afford socks.
    Im blogging from Fill the cracks and Moondustwriter's Blog. Happy A to Zing!

  8. I was taught to darn many moons ago... but I refuse to do it now... much easier to buy new socks!! :o)
    Hugs xx

  9. I try to darn knitted socks, but it is a bit hard because I don't have the darning mushroom thing so I have to hold the sock quite hard so mostly my knitted socks with holes in them get stashed somewhere until I have holes in all of them and then I take out my darning needle.
    Vilje from http://viljes-bunny.blogspot.no