Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oh, the sockmanity!

If you have a hard time with wool violence turn your eyes away now...

Yes. There is a large gaping hole in my sock. Need a more graphic close-up view?...

Oh the horror!

These were the first socks I ever knit. Of Claudia Handpaint's Poppy colorway in a feather and fan pattern (I think it was Wendy Johnson's free pattern), and the only toe up still. I never liked the way the short row heel fit me, but I didn't mean for it to come to this!
I haven't decided what to do about it. It's possible I could pick up around it and reknit a heel... rather like an afterthought heel. I hate to get rid of them... I love the color and... well, it was my first sock.

Something must be done.

This blog has been pretty neglected lately. Been kind of a rough year in some ways; many health and employment stresses for both my husband and me. But I hope to get back into posting now and then. And if Caroline can ever tear herself away from the two new great nieces maybe she will too.
Or maybe not.
But... there will be sock knitting at any rate. And some photos. Occasionally.


Toni said...

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't had to face this in my sock knitting life, but I dread the day. I am pretty sure my approach will be:
1: sob wildly
2. buckle down and learn to darn socks
3. Use lots of language not as nice as "darn....."

Carolyn said...

Oh, this is a sad sight!! I always darn my hand-knitted socks... it is not that hard :)

(I did a darning how-to on my blog once, too)

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