If I had waited a few hours longer, I wouldn’t have had to rip back the heel and could have salvaged my striped heel. marcaritaville gave a great suggestion about just turning the sock inside out and closing the holes with some extra stitching. But, I didn’t wait and I ripped and reknitted in one color. Oh well, at least there aren’t any holes now.
I think the cat motif helps break up the banana feel that I was hating so much and it’s back to looking more retro and less overripe fruit. Now, I just need to finish up the second sock. Second sock syndrome is a real issue for knitters! I’m daydreaming about my next project when I’ve got many hours left to go on the second sock. 🙂
Here’s a chart for those who would like a hipster cat of their own on a knitted item.