Insert the smaller size needle into the stockinette stitches
Cut off the unneeded portion a couple rows up
Pick out all the random bits, unthread the running yarn. With new ball (don't use the running yarn you just pulled out, it won't be long enough) cast on 2 new stitches and begin icord, knitting the held stitches one at a time each row
Work an extra couple rows after all held stitches are used up
Going to the Whitewater Center in NC then a baseball game tonight, so I'm going to start some socks.