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14-09-2020, 11:57 AM
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Do You, Or Someone Else, Darn Your Socks? Or, Do You Just Buy More?

I wear socks when my feet are cold. Some have holes in the toes, so l darned them today.
It made me think, that maybe l am in the minority and most people probably chuck them and just buy some more.

So l ask, are you a keeper or a thrower?
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14-09-2020, 11:59 AM
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Re: Do You, Or Someone Else, Darn Your Socks? Or, Do You Just Buy More?

No idea. I've got a magic wash basket.
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14-09-2020, 12:00 PM
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If I particularly like some socks, I'll mend them. If not they go into a bag for a few years until they get recycled.
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Originally Posted by TessA ->
If I particularly like some socks, I'll mend them. If not they go into a bag for a few years until they get recycled.
Tessa, You are very artistic, so you could make them into something else... like, glove puppets?
Then you could put a show on for your grandchildren!
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Re: Do You, Or Someone Else, Darn Your Socks? Or, Do You Just Buy More?

Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
No idea. I've got a magic wash basket.
Please can you ask your wife, if she darns them for her beloved?
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Please can you ask your wife, if she darns them for her beloved?
Don't know about "darning" them but the Memsahib certainly effs and blinds about them and other contents of the Magic Wash basket
sometimes.
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14-09-2020, 03:12 PM
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Nope, bin 'em and buy more - they're cheap enough. Having said that, I can't remember the last time I bought any socks - prolly about 6yrs ago maybe.
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14-09-2020, 03:47 PM
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Socks get thrown away at our house. I like putting on a nice new pair of socks. Haven't darned anything for years except for my OH - I "darn" him regularly and the dogs.
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14-09-2020, 03:50 PM
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Buy new ones. My big toe on one of my feet always manages to peek through so they get chucked. Iím not into darning anything.
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14-09-2020, 03:57 PM
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I depends on the sock.... I bought some seasalt socks a while back and one foot had a tiny hole. As they are brand new I was planning to darn it shut. So annoying but not worth the inconvenience of sending back.

There's probably a landfill mountain somewhere of socks and tights. You'd think someone would make biodegradable tights. I saw Charlie Dimmock on Garden rescue advising that we should use old tights for tying back plants in the garden. Very sensible!
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