I have a grasp on the general idea of sock-darning, but I’ve only attempted once. The results were laughable at best. I quickly came to the conclusion that it’s one of those skills that takes some practice to do well, and I’m sure practicing darns is not, for most folks, up there on the list of favorite pastimes. I’m moderately certain (and fairly ashamed to note) that, historically speaking, there have been children under the age of eight who could darn much better than I can.
While it wouldn’t be difficult to convince myself to forgo the process entirely, learning curve and all, I am rather attached to the two socks that I’ve worn holes in (Come to think of it, I’ve probably worn them out because I wear them so often…) and I want them to last a bit longer. So add darning to my too-long to-do list… I do already own a darning egg. Any suggestions on how to use it well are welcome.
Or maybe it would just be faster to knit another pair…
For your not-so-daily dose of viewing pleasure, I present a photo I took quite some time ago, during February’s lunar eclipse.
The eclipse was nearly complete at this point, and I was out on the front porch fumbling the camera with numb fingers. I was fascinated watching the shadow slide over the moon. We had perfectly clear skies, and it was very cold so the night sky was crisp and sharp.
As expected, we’re still in the midst of winter here in Maine. I finally had the opportunity to build the first “real” snowman of my life (The snow in Alaska was generally too “dry,” or I wasn’t available at an opportune time.) Please do note the fuzzy eyebrows; they’re made of lichen. (And yes, that is a carrot nose. And real coal eyes, smile, and buttons. I’m a purist.)
Of course he melted and fell over the very next day. That’s winter in Maine, apparently. By the way, a town in Maine finished constructing the world’s tallest snowman, er, snowwoman, during the same storm. Really impressive stuff. Crazy Mainers. 😉
I’ve been struggling to come up with blogging material, since I generally consider this a “Knitting Blog,” and there’s been precious little time for knitting in my life lately. I’m afraid it’s made for very poor upkeep of the blog.
So I’ve made an executive decision: I’m going to post bits and pieces of my life, probably mostly photos, maybe some stories, not necessarily fiber-related (though of course when I snatch time for knitting or spinning, you all will be the first to know!)
I’ve been particularly inspired by the Noticing Project blog, and find myself wishing I had a camera to capture more of those “daily beauty” moments. I hope to be able to share a few of them with you!
Until next time…