A princess and a purl

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Hans Christian Anderson story The Princess and the Pea.  A short recap of the story is that a bedraggled young woman must prove her royal heritage. She sleeps on top of twenty mattresses but has such a fitful night as she can feel a pea through the pile.  Thus she must be royalty.

After (almost) finishing the textured socks, I discovered a purl bump right in the middle of the sole.  I’m sure we can all relate to a pebble, no matter how small, in our shoe.  And how irritating that can be when we walk.

This purl bump would be the equivalent to such a pebble.

Good thing I caught it before I finished the Kitchener stitch.  I can just run that stitch down to the offending stitch and use a crochet hook to “knit” back up to the toe edge.

But what I can’t resolve as easily are the twisted stitches in the heel…which are just as noticeable and irritable as the purl bump!