Of all my frugal friends, I am the only one (that I know of), who darns socks. I also darn hubby's socks and when I go visit my dad, his.
The above socks cost about $18 new. I have had them for At Least 10 years, but only started to see worn spots 3 or so years. (I darned them with diffeent colors of thread cuz I'm wild and crazy like that.) So, out came the tools of the trade:
I find darning very relaxing. Forming a grid of thread, weaving the needle in and out of the grid, listening to quiet music in the background and the knowledge that this time-worn practice is saving some money constitutes a win, win, win, win in my book.
How about you?
Do you darn? Do you know somebody who does?