Both socks of this pair had holes in the exact same place, right where Achilles' mother held him to dip him in the water. I suspect that it happened because the socks are, like all my handknit socks, too loose. Friction wore a hole right in the back. Normally I get the holes under the heel or ball.
Following the Pinterest tutorial, by jackie-es.com, I inserted a needle in the row under the hole.
As I got closer to the hole, for a couple rows, I picked up a stitch and purled it together with one on the needle to make sure it didn't unravel. This wasn't really in the tutorial, I just like to be extra-double-sure.
Finished up ... picking up a stitch and purling with each one on the needle.
Finished by weaving the live stitches into a sock stitch.
Ta da! Unfixed other sock on right, patched on left. I think it looks awesome. Luckily, I found some leftover yarn.
And even more luckily, which I was scrounging for leftover yarn, I found a WHOLE ENTIRE SKEIN of Jawoll Sock Yarn.
A WHOLE SKEIN that I didn't know I had. So once I fix the other sock, I'm going to settle down with "Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders." I do love those one-skein books.
In other news, Georgie and Patches enjoy a sunny day ...
Georgie haunts me from the top of the stairs...
And Georgie ferociously protects two treats she will never, ever consume.
What are you all up to?