My husband has worn holes in some of his really nice work socks; since they're pretty nice quality I did a more extensive "darning" than I would normally do. (Just much finer weave and a lot tighter than I do for normal socks)
One sock had a massive heel hole, the other had some weak spots that were about to break through. I didn't get a lot of in-progress shots on the big hole, so I made sure to get more pics of darning the smaller problem spots.
I Solemnly Swear I am NOT the crazy cat lady!
*but not for a lack of trying!
I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try something new, like darning a sock. This pair of wool socks was over 20 years old and still in good condition. No hole in toes or heels but there was a big one near the cuff.
I used 2-ply mohair/silk yarn in similar color and a bottle for support. It was much faster than I thought, taking less than 10 min and my sock was fixed!
It feels so good to learn a new skill, thanks permie!
I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete, especially since it's such a small hole. I think next time you might want to use thicker thread (or multiple strands of thread). I've noticed that the thin thread seems to "cut" the thicker yarn of socks.
Be reasonable. You can't destroy everything. Where would you sit? How would you read a tiny ad?