I have told the saga of my iron and the sewing machine. Now I have added my printer to the list of necessary equipment that has failed! It flashes angrily at me, saying the printer’s ink pads have reached the end of their service life. I contacted Epson, and they said it would not be cost-effective to replace them, as it isn’t something most people are able to do without a technician. They also said that there is a preset number from the factory, and when a person has printed that many pages, they will get an error message… but they could send me a “fix” for that in an e-mail (how ridiculous is that… a preset stop point!). I was told to follow the instructions and it would reset the count, but it would not fix the ink pad problem, and the quality of my printing would be affected until I replaced the pads. I did as I was told, and when I tried to run the program to override the count, I got another error message! An error message for an error message… so I bit the bullet and purchased another printer just like it so I can still use the ink cartridges I have purchased.
Cut off sock at heel line, see photo.
This doesn’t have to be perfect, so don’t stress out over it. Thread a needle and double the thread with a good, big knot. Hand stitch around the cut edge of the sock with a running stitch. Pull stitches tightly and stitch across the gathered stitches a couple of times, to close opening completely.