Wednesday, October 08, 2008

No darned socks!

I've just had an email from Twisted Thread (organisers of that infamous yarn orgy, politely known as "The Knitting & Stitching Show") asking me to bring a darned sock or two with me for this man's darning project .

It is a very polite request. But I say "no darned socks". Once upon a time, long ago, in a different marriage, I offered to darn my husband's socks. What I didn't bargain for was being asked to darn the same socks over and again. I started using slightly different coloured thread each time, and when I could see 3 different mends, the socks went out. I got rather tired of darning and let a massive pile of socks build up. One day, husband returned with about 27 pairs of socks that he'd got on a multibuy at BHS. I took it as implied criticism and that was (as they say) the beginning of the end.

(And that is the most intimate fact I'll ever reveal on this blog!)

3 comments:

Gina said...

Great story Rosie! I think the mistake might have been darning his socks in the first place. I got the same email this morning and didn't think I would have anything to bring until I spotted a hole in the heel of a favourite pair of hand knitted socks. I don't do darning but this might be the exception!

BabyLongLegs said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Rosie :)

I've now added you to my blog list, and so you shall see me a bit more often :)

Don't forget to check my blog again on Sunday to see who has won!!!

Take care...and I am glad you are getting on a little better with your spinning.... Anne (MrsNiddyNoddy) is lovely, you should try and sit and spin with her one day :o)

Love
S xXx

Karen said...

Rosie, I love your sense of humour!