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Old 02-04-2013, 03:21 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post

What about reinforcing the foot, heel, and toes with this stuff? It or something like it may be available elsewhere, but I just saw it last night, and will order some as I have teeth in my toes too.
In another thread, wooly nylon for Sergers was suggested for reinforcing socks, I searched and found other references for doing it. I think I'm going to see what JoAnn has tomorrow.

I think that with the soles wearing out, what would be left is a nylon "skeleton" of the sole.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I can't imagine wearing socks that are seamed.
they're seamed along the sides. They were quite comfortable. I thought they fit better than socks done in the round.
Welsh corgis are cool.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #13
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Back in the old days...and using a darning egg...I mended my husbands woolen socks by darning them. I didn't knit the socks, but I mended them.

Instead of knitting a new pair of socks, why not just darn them? Seems like it would be a whole lot less work!

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Another idea: using the method for mending/darning/patching a sock, you could create a double thickness at the heel or toe, or wherever he is busting through, before he manages to bust the sock out.
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