I finally had to drag out my nifty not-black sock darning egg to darn a BUNCH of black socks.
I don't love darning, but I did manage to fix up 6 pairs of socks to live another day in about 2 hours - which is way faster than I can knit!
There are at least two or three methods of darning socks that I know. I tried them all. When I see how well each one wears, I'll probably get around to telling you about it.
Now, off to wash them all...