I don’t know where October went. Nary a pair of socks were completed for Sockoberfest. That’s not to say I wasn’t knitting on socks, just that too much other stuff was going on.
The problem was the socks that I was working on. They took me a while because of a trifecta of issues.
- yarn that tended to split
- bluntish needles
- fiddly three-stitches-out-of-one pattern
If I had any two of the above three, it wouldn’t have been a problem. It all just conspired against me.
I was whining to a friend about them, and she told me to give myself permission to rip them out. And I knew that I could. But I was so close, ripping them out would have been like throwing away the time spent to that point. So, I just focused, toughed it out, and got them done.
That said, they are awfully fun socks. Just be sure you’ve got good points and non-splitty yarn. ;)