Tis me again! Yes, I am crying tears. One eye has tears of joy and the other eye has tears of sorrow.
Working into the back loop of the stitches worked great. The picked up stitches now blend right in.
BUT, remember those corner stitches I was too much of a coward to put in? Well, the side I could not figure out where the corner was came out great…no hole. Alas, the other side (where that stupid purl stitch sits) where I could tell where the corner was but choose to ignore it has a whooper of a hole. So, I used my crochet hook, pulled up on that corner stitch, which by now was several rounds down (guess I thought it just might heal itself) worked that hook up through the hole (hole and ladders sort of) plopped that sucker up on to my needle and on the next round, I knit that nasty thing plus the stitch next to it together.
I, the wanna be perfectionist can’t even find the mickey mouse repair. Yeah, for me!
I am now on a roll as I finished all the decreases in the heel and am doing about 5 inches back to pattern stitching.
I am dreading the (I looked ahead) toe shaping though.
If you don’t hear from me again any time soon, that means “this sock did kill me”. Or, hopefully, it means “all is going well”.