The question for today is.... How long does it take to make one pair of socks?
Well, if you are me.... It takes darn near for EVER!
I am still working on my first adult pair of socks. I have taken these apart 14 times! But, this is the longest they have ever been. I believe these are actually going to be completed this time. I am about 3 inches away from starting the heel flap!
The top photo shows the tops of the socks. The second photo shows the bottoms. Notice anything? Go ahead, scroll over both the photo's again and see if you can see the problem. Look at the sock with the marker on it. Notice the colors? Well, I only noticed myself as I was posting these pictures. And I am seriously thinking I might have to unwind and start all over again. I'm all about matching. I'm about symmetry. I like things that are supposed to look the same, to BE the same. And these socks are not the same! I wound the skein of yarn wrong. Not sure how I did that. But I did and now... I have a decision to make. If I continue to knit these as is... can I live with it? Or will it drive me too crazy to wear them and see that they don't match, even a little bit. I'm not a perfectionist! Okay,maybe I'm a "wanna be" perfectionist. But, I'm also old and tired and I think I'm good with the colors not matching. I don't want to unravel this and begin all over again on my 15th attempt at these socks! So, I'm going to continue knitting these and so long as there is no other "obvious" mistake, I'm gonna have myself a pair of socks in the VERY NEAR FUTURE!
Okay, I'm gonna get back to my socks. Thank you for listening. You may now return to your regularly scheduled routine. ;-)