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I've been meaning to learn to do this for years. I've far too many holey socks, but now one less!

It looks better than I expected...
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Fisher Price darning kit
Fisher Price darning kit
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Broken needles
Broken needles
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Darn
Darn
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Darned.
Darned.
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One darn sock.
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sock with hole
sock with hole
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sock repaired!
sock repaired!
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sock darning in process
sock darning in process
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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.

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Big Hole
Big Hole
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Both Socks and materials
Both Socks and materials
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Almost completed hole repair
Almost completed hole repair
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Finished
Finished
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And being worn! Hooray!
And being worn! Hooray!
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Weak spots on the other sock
Weak spots on the other sock
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Hole 1 in progress
Hole 1 in progress
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Hole 2 in progress
Hole 2 in progress
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Almost done
Almost done
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Both done
Both done
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better lighting
better lighting
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Darning a pile of socks today.
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sock with hole
sock with hole
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tools for darning
tools for darning
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sock darning in process
sock darning in process
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sock is repaired
sock is repaired
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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!
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It's not my best work, but not bad for my first act of darning.
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The holey sock
The holey sock
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Mid-process with the thread, needle, and stretcher object.
Mid-process with the thread, needle, and stretcher object.
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Back to normal and hardly noticable even with silver thread.
Back to normal and hardly noticable even with silver thread.
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