This was a pair (notice WAS) of my favorite socks. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Socks and it wore so well!
I finished these in early 2018 and I’ve probably worn them at least once a month since then. The above photo is from when I had just finished them. The photo below is from yesterday.
All I can figure out is that Oscar managed to pull one through the holes in a laundry basket.
Many of my socks get put into a dough bucket and are kept in the sink in the laundry room because I hand wash them. The Shepherd Sock socks can be machine washed so they go in with the regular dirty clothes.
Yes, it COULD be fixed. No. I won’t fix it. I have a little of the yarn left for mending a small hole but I would have to rip this back from the heel all the way up to fix it. Not happening but at least I’ve learned a lesson – I’ll put a container under the sink in the bathroom and keep my socks in there instead of putting them in the regular clothes basket.