Remember the lifeline I put in the socks for “just in case” I needed to back up. After knitting another inch and a half plus, I gave up – they were going to be too short. I like my socks to fit. So I ripped back a couple inches, back to the lifeline which I was so very glad to have put in there. It saved me from ripping out the entire sock and starting over. I went to the knitting group who was doing that sock as a knit-a-long and have asked what could have gone wrong. So socks are on hold until I hear from someone who has successfully done them. They have become ufos for now. Just in case you aren’t familiar with that term, a “ufo” is an “unfinished object”. In the quilting world, they are called either “ufos” or “pigs” which is “project in grocery sacks”.