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!)


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)

S xXx

Karen said...

Rosie, I love your sense of humour!