As a self proclaimed selfish knitter, there are times when I happily knit for others.
High on the list are the socks I knit for my father. He wears them at night and loves them. I think he has six or seven pairs.
Often when I see him, there is a pair of socks in need of darning. To be honest, I never quite knew what darning a sock meant until he asked me to fix the holes in his socks.
I actually found a darning egg; I take pride in having the right tools for the job. I also am a sucker for knitting notions.
I also take pride in "MacGyvering" a solution. In the past I've used water bottles. This time I used a vitamin jar and it worked like a charm.
There were also "darns" in need of darning. His socks are custom knit (2 @ time, toe up, magic loop pattern) and I use super wash worsted weight merino yarn. It may be time for a new pair.
P.S. Blog title credit goes to my sister, Nancy. I must give credit where credit is due and she might not let me hear the end of it.