Darning is something I do regularly – mainly socks. I have what a podiatrist once described as “ski jump toes”. The ends of my big toes are inclined to point upwards and consequently I often wear out the toes of my socks. In recent years it’s been hard to find black darning wool. The last packet I bought in England in 2013. That’s now finished and I needed more. I rang Spotlight who told me they no longer stock darning wool. They could sell me yarn, and I’d need to split it to use for darning. I’ve done that before, and it’s a pain. I rang Hands Ashford who told me they had black darning wool in stock, but they’re over in Merivale, and not open on Sunday, the day I usually do ‘extra’ shopping.
Stephen suggested I try Knit World, round the corner in Peterborough Street. I hadn’t been there for a couple of years, and thought they sold mainly knitting wool. These days they have a wide range of haberdashery as well, buttons, ribbons, and darning wool! They are open only 10am to 4pm, but seven days a week. I’m delighted to know that haberdashery is again available in the central city, and thought I’d spread the word.
“If haberdashery you need
to Peterborough Street, proceed!”