I was going to rip out the whole sock because of the stupid holes, but as I was ripping, I found that I could pick up the stitches from the heel and the instep of the sock just at the problem point. I also discovered that if I had really read the directions the first time, I should have picked up a couple of extra stitches in the gusset. The socks are now humming along and I am hoping that I can finish them before my in-laws arrive on Saturday. Since Evan desperately doesn’t want to go shopping for his mother’s birthday gift, he is doing all of the chores around the house so I have time to knit. He would rather do all the house preparations for his parents’ visit than spend a couple of hours shopping.