I’m so mad at sock knitting right now. I finished the pair for Al last week and he loved them. (Though they were too big, just like mine. Must figure out the correct negative ease.) Made from worsted weight yarn, they were more like slipper-socks, and he wore them three nights in a row beginning as soon as they were done. So I figured that today they should be washed. At least he got the three wears from them.
This yarn was billed as machine washable. I missed the instruction about putting them in a lingerie bag. Grrr. This must be the universe telling me to do less (more?) selfless crafting.
ETA: I got a few offline comments that it was hard to tell the new size from the top pic, so here’s one with scale. Obviously the shrinkage is an issue — his hand won’t even fit in it now — but it also no longer stretches at all. But breaking news — check out what I did with the fail!