Whenever things don't go exactly as planned, my kids opt for a "do over". I don't recall having this option when I was a kid. Anyway, on to the knitting. DS tried the almost finished sock on this morning, and though it was a little snug and took A LOT of tugging and stretching to get on, he loved it. Gotta love a knit enthusiast.
It took quite some convincing on my part for him to agree that I could rip it our and reknit. Once I came up with the "do over" routine, he agreed. In fact, he helped.
I'll post an after picture once the sock is reknit.