Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ankle surgery

Those poor socks. Only just born, and already needing major surgery. I finished the second Rock and Weave to discover that indeed the socks had two right feet. Tragic. Quite tragic. And sad.

I had to run a lifeline and sever the poor thing's foot from the cuff at the ankle. Anesthesia was not administered, as the surgeon wanted to be alert for the reconstruction.

Reconstructive surgery took about 90 minutes. The last inch of the cuff had to be taken out and reknitted to ensure proper placement of the button holes. Then the cuff was grafted to the sock foot. The socks now have a left foot and will lead a normal life. They are recovering nicely and will have weaved in ends and button shortly.
Post a Comment