While visiting the family, California Dreamin' Son-in-law asked if there was a way to mend his socks, the balls of both were just about worn through. After a quick disclaimer I picked up the stitches above the worn areas, cut the worn bits off, and even though they had been toe up socks, I knit down to the toes and Kitchnered the ends together. An easy fix on the socks and a happy son-in-law.
When I got home I did indeed have a skein of the exact color but this particular brand requires two skeins for a pair of socks. Again, "No worries," I thought. "I'll just pop into one of the big box stores for another skein."
The next day I was just finishing the first sock when I began to have second thoughts. - Had I really ordered the correct color? With some careful checking I wanted Brown Striped Ragg and sadly I had ordered Blue Brown Marl. "No worries," I thought I'll put out an SOS to the knitting ladies and ask if I can buy or trade for a skein of their Brown Striped."
The gals slowly texted back....."Worry," I thought... No one had a skein!
So when the different color arrived I knit it up and although it's different I'm hoping my son-in-law will forgive me and wear these "Conservative Berkley Socks." Next time I'll ask permission before applying scissors to a pair of his socks.
Yarn: Patons North American Kroy Socks Ragg
Colorway: Brown Striped Ragg, Blue Brown Marl
Needle Size: US Size 1