I have a basket that I put all of my darning/fixing/needs a button or just needs finishing stuff in, it was getting a little bit out of control, mostly with little jobs that only require five minutes. I put a new zip into a pair of my favourite jeans that had been waiting for about six months - this may be my greatest achievement to date! I found a bag with a very nearly finished pair of thrummed mittens for Louis. One was complete and the second just needed the decreases at the end and a thumb, I've got no idea why I gave up on them, something better must have come along.
Somebody will be pleased.
Alpaca socks from a very well known yarn label, not cheap, and they had a hole after a couple of wears. I love a bit of darning but not on nearly new socks. I've learned my lesson.
I didn't have anything for the job in a remotely similar colour so I went for the good old Woolworth Mending Yarn, sixpence well spent.