I inherited this old sock darner years ago, I have never used it, it just sits on a shelf and every so often I like to pick it up and feel it. It is amazing to think that once people used to darn their own socks, now it is so easy to pop off and buy a back of six for absolutely nothing.

I decided to photograph it the other day. One of the wonderful things about photography is that it makes you look at things differently, tactile objects that inspire you, everyday objects that would look good in macro or that catch the light in a way you wouldn't normally notice. Sometimes I find myself doing an imaginary 'click' when I see something, does anyone else do this?


  1. I have never even seen one of these. It looks cool but I'm not sure I'd know how to use it.

  2. Do for sure. I "imaginary click" all day!!
    This is a great shot!

  3. i do it all the time and sometimes I think - wow if people knew what I was doing inside my head they would think i was so strange!!! it must be a photographer thing!!

  4. i do have an imaginary click!
    glad it's not just me :)

    loving your macros.

    chas you know of a singer named joss stone?
    heard a song of hers tonight and looked her up.
    she is from kent. great singer!

  5. i grew up with these kinds of knick knacks...not particularly a sock darner...but my Dad was a cabinet maker and he had a lot of old things. One thing he made me was a large spindle kind of wood object would you would spin on string attached to 2 sticks. when they were boys they would make these things roll along the telephone wires and then catch them on the string again when they came down. the idea was to keep them spinning, they fall off the string if they stop.

    my header is a newer wordpress theme, which can't be used for blogger, sorry can't help you.

    glad yo ufound my other photography completely took over my main i moved it but it ended up being all flowers, so i decided to do a 365...although i cannot get a connection consistently, sometimes for a few day s at a time.

    i have a thousand pictures in my head...i actually typed out a list this week of all the flowers i want to catch before they're gone. i'm taking about 2,000 a week though.

  6. Very cool.. I have never seen one of those before... I must say I also take thousands of pictures in my head.. and I agree I notice so much more. My hubby and I will just take a walk to the park and it is amazing the shots I see. So now I make sure I carry my camera on our walks..
    I hope you are having a great weekend..


  7. Beautiful photo. As part of Susannah's August Break I am featuring a different blogger every day and today I have chosen you.

  8. I've never seen a sock darner before. It looks cute!

    I do the imaginary 'click' too, haha!

    x Jasmine

    PS. Letter coming soon, I promise :D

  9. Wow! I've never even heard of a sock darner before!!! Off to google I go...

    You asked me what lens I shoot with--it's a Cannon 18-135mm. It's been great thus far!

  10. Oh, how wonderful - I've only seen this on television shows! I wouldn't dare count myself in the legion of photographers, but I agree on the "click tic" :-)

  11. Hi Justine, I love how you captured that old sock darmer your photography is beautiful! I just signed on to your blog and hope to participate in one of your weekly challenges. Photography has become a fun and challenging part of my life.

  12. I bet it has a wonderful soft feeling. Itotally agree with you, photography sure makes me look at the world in a totally different way. The photochallenges in fi 2010 Virtual Photowalk also helps that a lot as I always look for themes


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