|The large egg is a find from a local estate sale business.|
About five years ago, I found this wonderful darning box, complete with darning threads and a darning egg, on eBay. I think I paid more to ship it than I did to buy it. I imagine it was part of someone's estate - just more 'junk' that had to be cleaned out and gotten rid of by disinterested relatives. I am thankful that they decided to try and make some money from of it, rather than chucking it in the dreaded dumpster.
I don't know that I would win any blue ribbons for my darning, but it does the job and I can get a lot of mileage out of socks, mittens and gloves!