You know when you've got a thread dangling from a sock and you start pulling the thread to make it look (and function) properly? Sometimes the thread breaks after a short tug and you're all set.
But sometimes you can pull and pull and once you realize the thread will keep coming and you've pulled out too much to stop, you see only three options. You can keep pulling until all there's no more sock and then reweave everyting. Or you can break it with your fingers but then you get that bunched up look and that just won't do. Or you can just get a new sock.
I'm in between the first and the third options... But it will all be good, once it's done. Really!
(Originally posted elsewhere)