Tonight on a whim, I decided to Google for “sock+repair+felting”. The second hit was a previous blog entry that I wrote. The first and third hits take you to places where a) you can buy sock repair felting kits, and b) you can read about how to repair your socks using something very much like the method I invented. Remember the dull sewing machine needle I used to pull the fibers through the sock? You can buy those. There is no need to de-time your sewing machine so you can repeatedly bash the needle into the bobbin, thereby causing the needle to develop a barb at its tip. Apparently they’ll do that (or something like it) at a felting needle factory, for that is exactly what they call it peeps! A FELTING NEEDLE!

So! Take THAT you time-wasting pioneers of yesteryear!