Normally I am pretty relaxed during horror movies and I very rarely jump. I don't know if watching so many in a row got to me this time, or what happened but the second sock was not the same as the first. Did I notice before I finished it? Of course not. Why would I? I mean really, why would you check to see if the second sock was the same as the first, right? The colorwork portion of it was pretty tight and very hard to get over my ankle. I might have been able to wear it, but I knew I would never be happy with it. I contemplated what to do with it for a few days and finally decided to preform surgery. It would be better than having to re-knit the whole sock and if I didn't like how it came out it wasn't going to be a great loss.
First I took a needle one size smaller than what the sock was knitted with and ran it through the stitches where I was going to cut. Yes, cut. No guts, no glory.
I was careful to find the beginning of the round and started the needle insertion there. Then I got out my steeking scissors and began cutting.
I used the Kitchener stitch to graft the two pieces together. I was worried that I would be able to feel the seam where the pieces were grafted when I was done. I was especially careful not to make the graft too tight or too loose and it wound up coming out very well. Not only is the seam invisible, but it can't be felt either. Now both socks fit and are ready to go!
Margi is in the process of test knitting this pattern and it will be ready for release in a few weeks. Here is a picture of her progress. It's in Knitters Brewing Company Serene in Sweet Ruby and Campfire.