How do you know when you’ve darned a sock one too many times?
Well, let me tell you.
It’s when you wear the socks for ONE day, and they go from being completely intact to looking like this:
It’s kind of hard to see because I matched the thread so well, but the darning spots are basically all around the holes. For comparison, here is the sock’s mate, incredibly still looking like the day I bought it:
It’s funny how once a sock starts to go, it goes. I got these socks at an Eddie Bauer store years ago, and they are quite literally the best pair of socks I have ever had. They are super comfortable, warm, match everything, and don’t fall down (a serious problem I have with crew cut socks). I also love the pattern. I have darted that sock four of five times, each time buying a month or two. I’m guessing I’ve gotten at least a year extra out of these socks, maybe more.
Now I’ve either got to get knitting, or begin the hunt.