So the search continued...last spring I found the perfect egg and walked out of the store after absent mindedly setting it down to thumb through some vintage patterns, oh well.
To my surprise, I was gifted the other day by the women in my family (they had no idea I was looking) my very own darning egg!! What a cool coincidence! The knitting gods were smiling down on me that day! The best part is that it was used by my grandmother and upon closer inspection I found it has nicks and dings all over it from when she would darn my grandfather's socks...very, very cool.
So after looking for the perfect darning egg, it found me...and with came it's own history and is a part of my history too.
|My grandmother's darning egg|
How to Darn A Sock
Wikipeda link on Darning