A couple of weeks back, Interweave.com had a very useful article about how to darn holes in socks. I have an antique darning egg (is there such a thing as a new one?), but darned if I know how to use it! It’s slipped into the sock to provide a stable work surface, but that’s as much as I know. This article provides clear, step by step instructions that clear up the mystery. Incidentally, my mom, who’s still going strong at age 82, used to be an inveterate knitter who always refused to knit socks, because her childhood memories include getting sore heals from darned and re-darned handmade socks.