The other day, I went to put my trusty black lacy half socks on to my sock blockers to air dry, and I noticed a huge hole in one of the socks! I gasped, because I usually make a point of reinforcing weak spots on my socks before an actual hole appears. You guys, I’m slipping.
I took a look at the other sock, and sure enough, weak spots were evident:
Time to get mending!
I usually choose a color different from my sock because I love a visible mend, but I wanted to see if I was capable of a less noticeable mend, especially with the challenge of a big gaping hole! I got out my black sock yarn and went to work.
Between the black and the mend, you can’t tell what a sorry state they were in. Notice my helper Woody 🙂
Three lessons from this story:
- I need to get serious about my Focused Effort concerning making 4 pairs of socks by the end of the year.
- At least one of those pairs need to be these little half socks since I clearly enjoy wearing them.
- I need to start checking all of my socks for weak spots. I usually have a big sock mending fest around spring break, and it’s almost here.
You know I can’t write “The End” to this story because there are sure to be more socks in need of mending! As far as I’m concerned, that’s a good thing. I love giving things a new lease on life!