Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekend Repairs: Pink Hederas


If anyone happened to be reading as far back as this post, they might remember that I fought a losing battle with a lot of my handknit socks that were absolutely destroyed when I was in Japan.  This particular sock above, however, was salvageable: it had been at my LYS for about a year, sitting on a sock blocker, and somehow developed a hole in the foot.  Extremely organized and efficient repair artist that I am, I meticulously rebuilt about three rows by four stitches worth of fabric using 2-foot lengths of yarn, making a nearly invisible patch for the hole...

...and then left it in my basket, intending to weave in the ends and put them in my sock drawer, for, oh, just about a year.

So I was looking for something in my studio on Sunday and happened upon these socks: perfectly good, repairs all done, and really, all that was left was weaving in the ends?


So I took in into the other room and wove in the stupid ends.  The repair job is about halfway down the sock, on the right side of the foot, and I'm impressed how little it shows.  Good job, Me of a Year Ago!

It's such a pretty sock (the pattern is Cookie A's Hedera), and I remember that the yarn, Ella Rae Lace Merino, was fun to work with.  It's so nice when brand new socks magically appear in my sock drawer with so little effort, even if the process by which they got there could have been shortened, if only I were less scatterbrained.


A bonus of these freshly wearable socks: they're pink, which means I love them deeply.


Ondrea said...

I would so not have had the patience to do that. I'm glad I didn't try and "repair" them for you. You would have defriended me.

In other news, I had a dropped stitch appear on a brand new pair of socks. So I will probably do the same thing...fix, then wait a year to weave in the ends.

Jitters said...

These are beautiful! Hedera is on my list of 'to do's' this year. This post makes me want to cast them on right NOW! Beautiful color!