Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday- OH Darn It!!!!!

Maybe you remember these beautiful, awesome, pink beaded socks Shelly made for me for my birthday and to celebrate my new life after surgery. I wore them so much, everyday in fact.
(Side note: Don't forget to visit Shelly's site for her Spring contest... the more that enter the more prizes will be awarded. Send your friends)

Then one day I put them on and "GASP"
Oh Darn it!!!! Look at the HUGE hole!!! My heart has been broken ever since. I didn't even want to tell Shelly I ruined her hard work. It's been a couple months now since I discovered the hole but I can't throw these socks away. So I am going to have to learn to "darn" socks and repair this hole. I can do it, right? Sure, of course I can. Ok wanna take bets on if I can do it? It's a sure win for you if you guess correctly. LOL

I did a little more de-cluttering today and cleaned up some bags of yarn and papers and even Christmas gifts I hadn't put away yet. Yeah I am a proscrastionater. BUT I now have about 15 different colors of sock yarn. Yeah sock yarn. Umm maybe I should get my rear in gear and start knitting some socks, ya think?

I also sorted out my knitting needles and got all my odds and ends of cotton yarn cleaned up. So much so I decided to start a dishcloth. I hoped to finish it before I blogged but my stomach feels a little weird after dinner so I will have to finish it tomorrow. But here's a progress photo...

This pattern is called "Zinnia" by Susan Mrenna I am pretty sure it's on Ravelry as well I just haven't looked it up there yet. It's pretty easy ro knit and the pattern is quickly memorized.

I wish I had more to say tonight but I am feeling a little tired and like I mentioned my stomach is a little off, so I think I'll take a rest and watch some TV before I call it a night.

Have a great evening everyone and sweet dreams. I'll be back tomorrrow, God willing.



Knitnut,Karen said...

Sure you can learn to darn! Right? Love the dishcloth! Boy, I really need to take the time to some dishcloths for myself!

SimplyMe said...

You're trying to talk me into knitting the third sock, arent you?

WASH IT and send it here, I'll do what I can



just kiddin'

BTW - that pattern IS on ravelry, too.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Those are the cutest socks. If you learn you to darn then dang. I'll be impressed!

Turtle said...

you can darn it...then teach me! I bought a darning nobby from the antiques store last spring! (so i'm all ready right?)

Love that zinnia!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Such pretty socks you must fix it you can do it I will cheer you on;) I love the dishcloth so cool.((((Hugs)))) Darcy

sailorcross said...

I've never darned before, but then again I've learned to do a lot of things that "I've never done before"--so I'm sure you can fix it!! Or you could take Shelly up on her offer and send it to her to fix!!

What a cute dishcloth!! I'm really going to have to recycle some of mine. Cara opened my drawer the other day and said, "Do you think you have enough dishcloths in here?"

Really, some are very old and worn, and they need to be recycled into the (GASP!!) "rag bag"!!

Hope your tummy's feeling better--could be that antibiotic upsetting it, you know!


Anonymous said...

You know, that dishcloth looks way more complicated than the average sock pattern! You can do it Kathy!

magnoliasntea said...

Those socks are just beautiful; it'd be a shame if they had to be retired. I pretty much know you could darn them. :) Love the dishcloth. Love the yarn color, too.

Unknown said...

Uh oh, darning socks. Isn't that throwback to the olden days of yore? I can see you sitting in a covered wagon darning your pink socks,LOL.

I'm going to check out that cloth. It's very pretty and looks interesting.

When you're done decluttering your house, can you come and do mine?

Sarah Bear said...

Good luck with your darning. Hm, when you learn will you teach us. thanks for posting the pattern. Hugs

smariek said...

I've never darned before. Hope you figure it out so you can explain it to the rest of us.

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