Monday, February 19, 2007

These pictures are a little washed out - sorry. I spent the afternoon repairing. The top sock - Cherry Tree Hill yarn now has new toes. I was just going to darn it (pun intended) but decided to re-knit both toes. Notice how crisp the new stitches are and how fuzzy the rest of the foot is? The bottom sock my newest -STR - only washed a few times and it is fuzzy too. (No repair on this one) They both lost their stitch definition - the dryer I think is the culprit....any ideas? The color seems to lose it's brilliance too. I think we're going to skip the dryer from now on.

Also fixed heel blow out on two other pairs - so now I have a drawer full of socks again. So far my Trekking XXL has held up the best - no fuz, no holes. Also my very first wearable socks - Opal - are in great shape and they are at least 4 years old. No fuzz there either.

I'd be interested to hear from all of you what your experience has been with durability...let me know.

Beautiful evening here - the last for awhile I'm afraid - we're going to get the big snow this week I hear - we'll see.


Roxie said...

What a virtuous woman you are - repairing your socks like that!Yayyyy Julie!

And thanks for that awesome photo! Bundle up! I hear it's gonna et wayyyyy crappy!

Pat K said...

I never use the dryer for my socks, and they are all still going well. Not that I have that many, but all of them are doing fine, thank you. Hope you don't get too snowed under.

Julia said...

I have had the same experience with Trekking - it wears like iron and lasts forever. My absolute favorite sock yarn! Good for you, repairing the other socks!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

The only socks that go in the dryer are the superwash yarn socks. They need the dryer really. But the others like, STR & Fiber Artisan get laid out on a folded beach towel on top of the dryer to air dry. They're looking good ... but I do need to get back to knitting socks again. That's my summer commuting knitting project.

BTW, way to go for sock mending! I've got my wood sock mending egg ready for when I need to do the same.