Today, Yasir from “This Hour” came by. It was quite fun. I have to admit that I was disappointed that we didn’t get to meet George Stromboloupolos, but it’s cool that we will be on his show, and in the same episode as David Suzuki. When we first started this project a few years ago, I e-mailed the David Suzuki Foundation because he is a hero of mine. They didn’t seem to really read the email at all, but they responded. My email started with “Hi, I’m Sarah McGaughey and I live in Toronto….” and went on to talk about the project and problems I was having. I was hoping they would have some solutions. Instead they started their response “Hi Sarah. We don’t know where you are from, but maybe this would help” and gave me the Vancouver BC waste management phone number. How disappointing! I realize they are quite busy and their focus is not garbage. In fact, David Suzuki admitted to buying coffee in Styrofoam. Apparently his daughter is the big “no garbage” advocate. May be I should try to talk to her. He is still my hero though-the experience didn’t turn me against him.
Now on to the title of this post, I have learned how to darn! I darned our slippers and my Grand Dad’s sweater (that both Kyle and I wear). I may not be the best darned darner, but I’m proud and will post pictures soon. So even if you don’t like sock monkeys or sock puppets, don’t throw out your holy socks because you can give them new life! I will include a photo soon.
1.Get a darning needle ( the big dull kind), and a piece of yarn.
2. Put a knot in the yarn and start sewing vertically from one side of the hole to the next.
3. Now bring the needle horizontally through the stitches like weaving a basket.
For better instructions with pictures, check out: http://www.hjsstudio.com/darn.html