This was the hardest part - to just suck it up and put the live stitches on needles. This is a necessary step to facilitate the fix, but also hardest step to take. Fortunately for me, Sue at SWK did it for me. Wait, I don't know that it's Sue. It could be Soo. Or Sault.
After talking me off the ledge, and convincing me that it would in fact be alright - well, I'll let the photo speak for itself.What horrifying, gaping hole?