so sorry about your socks not fitting. that would make me sad. maybe just put it in a time out until you can decide what to do.
Maybe after you soak and block it, it will fit better ;)
give your socks a chance through a soak and let the yarn stretch a little bit....sorry to hear about your friends making such a fuss...hopefully someone will take your place...just a note when you hold things up to the camera...can you hold it for a few more moments until the camera can get a focus on it so we the viewers can get a better view of what you are doing....thanks