— To save money and keep the family budget balanced you have to darn socks. We've been taught that since childhood. It must have been the environment we grew up in, one of constant need, that forced us to always patch clothes up to make them last longer. We darn socks to make them last longer. If you darn them you can wear them a few more times, which means that you don't have to go out and immediately buy another pair (...) It's not only socks that we sew. We patch clothes up too, and treat everything with care in general, because this extends their lives, which in turn helps financially (...) When you darn a personal item, such as socks or a shirt or tee shirt, you experience a feeling of warmth, love, and caring towards the person who owns it. You try to do it well, so that it looks nice, and in doing so you get a lot of satisfaction from it yourself, all the time hoping that your work will be liked and appreciated, even admired. Of course, if it was possible for us to just get rid of our old clothes and buy new ones in their place I'm sure nobody would object. But due to our financial situation we're forced to patch stuff up, fix it.