Here's a wonderful vintage sock darner from the day when darning socks was a necessity. The wooden egg shaped darner is made of a light and dark wood inlay. Three darker bands around the lighter wood.
Size of the darner measures 3" long x 2-1/2" wide. It is 6-3/4" circumference around the center portion.
The darner is time-worn, showing many pricks of the needle. An indication it darned many a sock. Perhaps it was a favorite darner to use or perhaps the only one in the sewing box. It just seems the wear and usefulness makes it just that more charming.