Does anyone have any sock darning advice? I used to darn my socks when I was a kid, but haven't for many years. I can't quite remember how to do it and what type of wool to use.
I'm about to get out my winter socks as today is the first day that it feels like winter is on its way. From memory, a number of them have holes, and in Japan, the land of no shoes inside, you can't really get away with holey socks.
That reminds me of a Dad story. Dad was on an international flight and had taken off his shoes. He was walking down the aisle when one of the attendants noticed a hole in his sock. She laughed and suggested to dad "You should ask your wife to darn your socks". Dad returned the laugh, this time at the thought of asking mum to darn his socks and replied "Can YOU ask her, PLEASE!?!" Mmm... In my mum's defence, she does a lot of mending and darning...
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With the way the Aussie dollar is against the yen at the moment, we are trying to be more frugal. It's the perfect time to send back as much cash (yen) as we can, every bit will help us to set up a new home next year while I'm hopefully with child, and my husband is looking for work. It's mostly the little things, like darning socks instead of buying new ones, which is better for the environment anyway. Last night, we went out for dinner but ate in the food court of the shopping center instead of splurging at an Italian restaurant whose salmon cream pasta I love. I've decided that my pathetic attendance at the gym is a good reason to stop going and save quite a packet on their fees each month.
What about you? What are the little things you do to save some pennies?