Pattern: Lenore from October 2007 Blue Moon Rockin Sock Club
Size: Mine (US Women's 6.5 D)
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Lenore
Notions: 2.5 mm Brittany DPNs
Time: November 11, 2007 to May 25, 2008
Comments: Somewhere between when I finished these socks in May and when I found them for their photo session and first wearing this winter a cat (or a m*th, but my money is on a cat) used one of these socks for playtime. I thought the repairs could be accomplished by grafting the hole in the heel and re-knitting the last few rows of lace and the toe. As I started to pick up the stitches after ripping out the toe, I found many spots with one frayed ply—spots just waiting to turn into new holes. By the time I was into solid yarn, I had frogged almost all the way back to the end of the gusset decreases. It's a good thing that the cats are cute and snuggly, I really enjoyed knitting these socks, and I had plenty of yarn left over. Right now, the whole sock is in my sock drawer and the other one is in the knitting bag waiting for me to recover from the trauma enough to finish it again.