To help stave off the impending insanity I have been knitting. These socks are the very first pair I made, about 5 years ago.
See the difference, I was totally shocked by how much they had faded. I hadn't even realised until i compared these photos.
Well after such good service all these years they had both worn out on the ball of the foot.
I pulled them back to the heel, intending to knit a new foot for each one. I knew i had enough of the original yarn left. But just look at the difference in colour. I didn't like this so pulled it out, and tried using a pale cream...i thought as they were so faded, a cream foot would look ok....but no, that looked stoopid too.
So i pulled the cream out, stuffed the socks in a bag and started on this new pair!
Answers on a postcard please,as to how I can salvage my old socks.