Finished restoring these two pair of socks last night.
They were holdovers from a batch I restored well over a year ago. After replacing heels in a half-dozen pair of socks I’d had enough. This pair, however, although I had set up for new heels – I’d run a stitch-holding thread where the heel began and though the instep, cut out the worn heel – I put them aside.
Marlene’s birthday is at the end of the month. I thought it time to repair these two pair of socks and give them back to her. These were two of the original Kaffe Fassett yarns I’d bought a long time ago. The original heels used the rust/brown yarn but I had none in my stash and couldn’t find any in town so I matched up the dark blue, instead. Works fine.
Both pairs look like new socks. They should each get another couple years of wear.
That’s fabulous! I’m busy repairing our quilt – I kind of thought about how very few people mend things nowadays and then here you are mending artisan socks!
The legs and feet are perfectly good. It takes me 25 hours to knit a pair, 3-4 hours to remove and knit new heels. A good use of my time, wouldn’t you say?
Absolutely. Our quilt took me a long time but seems it was the second one I made I did a cheater binding (pulled the backing material to the front) with as expected results. 10 years later it’s toast but the quilt is good although super faded. So for $9 of new material I am adding a proper binding..again like yours it makes sense