I just found a hole in another pair of socks. I was extremely disappointed, but then realized they’re a whole year old now. I’ve darned two pairs that are over two years old, and have decided that the next time they go, it’s time to retire them.
I realize that it varies according to yarn, gauge, type of wear and any number of other variables…but I wondered what is the average life expectancy of socks?
As a side question, I know that some yarns come with (or you can purchase) reinforcing threads…but is there any sort of generic (clear??? :)) reinforcing thread?