Mend It Monday: Achieving Speedweaving

Holey sock, Batman!

Holey sock, Batman!

I know that I don’t treat my socks well, they have a hard life and then go to pieces or, like Cobbler Bob*, end up with a hole in their sole. The Snail tried out one of the new-fangled** Speedweve devices a while ago (see here for the gory details) and it worked very well.

With another inevitable hole or two appearing in one of my socks, it was time to see if the idea that “any fool can use it” was true.

Enter one fool…

The Snail showed me the ropes, well, the yarn and the hooks.

The Snail showed me the ropes, well, the yarn and the hooks.

Now it was my turn... gulp...

Now it was my turn… gulp…

First hole woven closed

First hole woven closed

So, now it was time to go it alone… tea was definitely required…

So, now it was time to go it alone… tea was definitely required…

Here we go, no help (The Snail had fled the building), no safety net...

Here we go, no help (The Snail had fled the building), no safety net…

All done!

Both holes mended and there was no swearing! IS this a DIY first?

Both holes mended and there was no swearing! IS this a DIY first?

So, yes, a Speedweve IS so easy, a fool can use it.

Did I just darn my first sock ever? Yes, I did!

Am I ridiculously pleased with myself for having done it? Yes. Yes, I am.

oOo

* Comedian Adam Buxton did a Lego reconstruction (and the voices) of David Bowie planning his next character after Ziggy Stardust. It’s here and it’s brilliant.

** Actually old-fangled.

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16 thoughts on “Mend It Monday: Achieving Speedweaving

  1. claire93

    looks like a very clever device. Well done Ewe!

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  2. You deserve all the back patting you can get. If the Snail is still out, a spot of contortion may be indicated… Very handsome darns, but it is, of course, the thin end of the wedge, and you will be darning them all yourself going forward. (And quite right too 😁)

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to Adam Buxton and his lego. In return, I offer you Ben The Creator. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQHsg77EC3CccEbFBLdibew

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  4. Going Batty in Wales

    Well done Mr Snail! I must try the speedweave – your darns are better than mine!

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  5. Is it safe to come home now?

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  6. aha, I can just see you making “holes” on purpose so that you’ve got something for Mend it Monday!!

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