Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #26 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #26

Darning Egg This egg-shaped sock darning tool designed for the “art of mending your socks,” dates back to the 1890’s and sports a beautifully soft, warm patina from years of handling. The wood appears to be rock maple and shows evidence of being used for darning with marks and pinpoint indentations here and there. “You see a lot of these that have handles attached to them, the pure egg shape of this vintage, is harder to find.”

With winter just around the corner, it may just be time to get those socks back into good repair.

Jack’s Outback… a darn-ing good place to buy antiques!
Go there. Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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