Even the best socks wear out eventually, the nice thing about hand knit ones is that you can repair them and continue to use them. As much as repairs are a bit finicky to do, I really do enjoy giving a well loved pair of socks a new lease on life.
These socks received new toes this week as both had developed holes.
I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture or not but I had enough leftover yarn saved to be able to reknit them in the same yarn but it’s a bit less faded and worn than the rest of the socks so its a bit darker.
I have a second pair of socks to repair right now as well, these ones were the third or fourth pair I ever made and they’re my mom’s. They’ve been going for around 5 years now and I think that the only reason they have a hole is because they got caught on something so they’ve done pretty well as far as durability goes.
I’m going to need to do a traditional darning on these ones I think as the hole in in the heel of the sock, I’ve never actually done true darning before so I guess I’m going to learn something new this week, I hope that I can do a decent job of it so they will continue to be able to be worn for a long time.
If anyone has any tips on darning or other sock repairs please comment, I would love to hear about how other people repair their socks or any helpful tricks they’ve learned along the way.