Continuing on with my quest to finish up the "left undone" things around here, I finally picked up a pair of socks that have needed mending for over a year. These were not ignored because I didn't want to bother. They were ignored because I didn't know HOW to mend them. Who darns socks anymore?
My procrastination, along with persistence, paid off. About a year later I found one more video from KNITfreedom. Not sure how I missed this earlier. Liat Gat demonstrated a fairly simple way to basically reknit the missing stitches.
So on a Monday morning, I figured it was time to give it a try. It was awkward, but not the most difficult thing I've done. It took me a little over an hour. Much faster than knitting another sock, which I had actually considered since I had yarn left. Having the leftover yarn let me match the yarn to the spot with the hole.
The verdict? I don't think anyone would notice the repair unless they were looking for it. The video demonstration repaired a "hole" that was perfectly square and nicely situated in the middle of a flat piece of stockinette. They made a hole for demonstration purposes. This was a "real hole" that was right at the heel flap and the picked up stitches of the gusset. Not so easy to follow her method in this particular spot. So I just did the best I could.
PS...If you are not a knitter, hold on. Recipes coming later this week!