Yes it took five months to make a sock. I know that it can take longer than that but this sock was so close to completion for so long there was no excuse for the time line on this one. The pattern was not complicated nor hard to memorize it just got put on the back burner I guess. I started this sock on July 28th and finished it on December 29th.
Now Im not a brown person. Well actually I am a brown person, but I don’t usually like to have anything to do with the color brown when it comes to clothing and knitting. When I saw this color I was inexplicably drawn to it. It might be the bit of orange and grey mixed in with the brown but I absolutely love the color of these socks. This is the only pair of socks in my hand knit collection like this. They are truly unique to me.
If you are looking for a pattern that will work with variegated yarns then this might just be the pattern for you. It does have slip stitches but not in the way that makes the sock small. The slip stitch does not compromise the fit of the sock at all. That has no been my experience previously. You can knit this pattern without looking at it after the first few repeats. Maybe thats why it took me so long to finisht them. You can just put it down for months, and pick it back up and get back into the rhythm of it with no problem. Im glad they are finally done because they feel fabulous. That’s two works in progress off my list in only a weekend. I guess this tells me that when I apply myself and stop starting things I can get stuff done. Duh! I’m not going to reward myself for these accomplishments by starting another project. The year is almost over so for at least a month I will practice some good habits! Good luck with any changes you hope to make in the new year.