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Felted Sock Patch, Day Two

Felted Sock Patch, Day Two


Pulling the wool fibers through the sock fabric helped tremendously. The patch stayed in place all day. I did not wear the socks (or shoes) to bed last night, but rather, peeled them off as gently as I could. Then I put them on again in the morning. I do not normally wear a pair of socks for more than one day, but I that was a sacrifice I was willing to make in the name of pioneering sock repair techniques. I have advanced the art. If I were to write a thesis on this, I would get a PhD in sock repair.

While I was at it, I added a few hanks of wool to the other sock. It has some thin spots, but no holes. It would be fair to call this a preemptive sock patch. I used the dull needle trick to pull the wool fibers through the sock fabric to make a better bond, and those reinforcements are now seemingly quite solid. Yes, I have reinforced the veterans. There is no need for humility here – we can just say it. I am now a Master of Sock Repair.

Until I run these through the wash and completely dislodge the patches.

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