After much use during this winter these socks were worn out. I am not a fan of mending holes on socks because I think that the result often feels like a tiny bump under my foot (that is probably proof of my lack of darning skills). So these will have to go.
But, there are parts that without any doubt can (and should) be used in a new pair of socks: the ribbed cuffs. So I just cut them off.
Then I frogged back and picked the stitches up on dbpns. I got my stash yarns and knitted away ...
Sturdy socks for next winter. This was common procedure when I grew up - not letting good yarn go to waste was important. The cut off cuffs weighed 75 grams.