A new sock would not be a good idea. Sure you can stretch the opening of the side wide enough, but the poop log has to heavy and thick enough to compensate for friction against the side of the sock wall.
Most likely the nose cone of the poop long gets snagged on the side of the sock wall, jacknifes, then starts doubling up on itself. Next thing you know, you've got poop on your arm. Problematic indeed.
Yes, that is EXACTLY the scenario I envisioned but you stated it much more eloquently than I could.
Its not as easy at pulling the lever at Fro-Yo and placing it carefully in the cup.
My sister is out of town for the holiday, so I am watching her dogs, which is cool cause I like dogs, and were set up for dogs.
This morning I 'm in the garage having my morning coffee and smoke, and the dogs are going back and forth through the dog door and I look down at the ???? small poodle thing, who is a true *****, and she drops a big piece of dog crap on the floor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,surprised I was, I grab a paper towel and approach, the dog is standing over the poop like she is a cat that brought me a mouse, and as I reach for the poop, she quickly snaps it up and eats it whole.