Monday, September 10, 2007
A scepter? (Because I'd love to be Queen of the World?)
A head whacker? (Because I need to keep Brent in line?)
No--It's a sock darner! Because I'm wearing holes in my socks.
Brent made this for me last winter when I noticed I was wearing holes under the heels of my Hauk socks. It is modeled after Michelle's prototype. He finished varnishing it and gave it to me on my birthday.
You use a darning egg by putting it inside your sock to give it form and shape while you are repairing it. I suppose it keeps you from accidentally sewing one layer of your sock to the other side too! I've heard that some people use lightbulbs for this purpose, but that sounds dangerous to me. I'm not very good at darning yet.
I guess now that I have a darning egg, I need to get cracking on those socks. Winter will come again...