An Almost Oopsie
One of the first pair of socks I ever knit was a pair of Lealt Socks from the first Vogue Knitting Socks book. I knit them in a yummy orange yarn made by Stahl called Sunshine. I don't wear these socks very often because they are very warm and a bit too thick to wear with most of my shoes. I did end up wearing them a week or two ago and washed them this past weekend. For some reason I had it in my head that this yarn was superwash so I didn't pay any attention when I put them in the washer and dryer. I am almost positive that I have washed these socks in the washer before. Apparently I was mistaken.
The foot portion of these socks is now awfully short looking though it does stretch out enough that I can wear them. They fit more snugly than they used to, but that's ok. They were a bit too loose. When I knit these socks in the early 1990s, I didn't really understand the concept of gauge.
Needless to say, I will definitely remember that these socks are NOT to be washed in the machine or dried in the dryer.