Since these were the first pair of socks I'd ever knit I wanted to save them. So, I resolved to learn how to darn. With the Knitopedia on my lap, some balls of left-over yarn at my side, a lightbulb firmly stuck inside the sock and a tapestry needle in hand, I dove in.
It was actually kind of fun! Who would have thunk it?
My first sock (on the left) came out a little bit lumpy, but my DH was kind enough to say that he really didn't notice it too much.
The second attempt (on the right) went along a lot more smoothly (literally) and I added some duplicate stitching to both disguise and extend the reinforced section of the heel.
I have a feeling other parts of the sole are ready to go soon, but this should hold them for a little while longer.
Maybe just until the snow melts!