The socks continue to fly as summer heats up. The goal? Knit knit teeny tiny stitches so as not to cover ourselves in a sweltering swath of wool.
Aren’t socks the best? Every time I return to sock knitting, it’s love all over again.
The other day, I was washing a batch of my beloveds, my colorfuls, and I recalled that last year we did a survey of sock knitters.
It was the first-ever survey of sock laundering methods. At least, the first we’d ever done.
So, in case you missed it (or if you’re a new MDK visitor, welcome!), you can see the breathtakingly official-looking pie charts that chronicle what exactly the heck 2,300 knitters do with their socks here.
We left out one question, and it’s one I’ve been wondering about a lot recently: Do you or have you ever darned, mended, repaired, or otherwise done something to a sock that has worn itself out? And a second question: if you do in fact darn/mend/repair, what’s your superspecial technique? Please leave a comment.