I finished these socks when I was at the knitting retreat. Sock "A" had been on the needles forever, but I was discouraged because when I was almost done I discovered that it was a little too big. I didn't want to rip it out and start over, so it languished in a bag for many months (ok, it was over a year).
I finally decided it was perfectly acceptable to have one sock that was slightly too big and one sock that fit fine. I made sock "B" slightly smaller. I am fairly certain no one is going to ask to examine them closely for accuracy of fit while I am wearing them.
Getting this pair done was a relief exciting. Almost as exciting as this.
These were my favorite socks to wear with jeans for years. Until I noticed one of them had a hole in the heel. I know there are all sorts of people who darn up holes in hand knitted socks. I just don't happen to be one of them. Then a few weeks ago I saw a photo of a "patch" sock repair on Instagram. I immediately contacted Jill and asked her how to do it. She referred me to Jackie's instructions and I couldn't wait to try it.
Lo and behold it works! And it's not that complicated. Yahoo! I feel so virtuous. On a related topic... have you seen this guy on Instagram? Totally cool hand sewn repairs. Guess who is going to take on the repair of her favorite 20 year old Gap jeans next?