Well, they're finally finished. This is the longest I've spent knitting a single pair of socks. Granted, they had a long hiatus while I monogamously knit on my Swoncho (post on that to come soon, I promise).
Despite the delayed timeline, once I picked them up again, I was able to finish them quickly. As I've said before, there is something rather satisfying about making a project entirely out of scraps. What is not quite is satisfying is weaving in 42 ends, but that's alright. Like anything else, you just do the next right thing, weave in the next end, and soon enough, all the ends are woven in.
They fit well, although they might fit even a little bit better once they stretch out slightly. But I'm happy to have cute scrappy socks. And now I'll stop rhyming. ;)
For even more details, you can see my ravelry project page
Yarn: various scraps of sock yarn, leftover from several projects
Pattern: Emily's Favorite Socks
Needles: US size 0. I sized down from the pattern recommendations for needles, as is my usual for my loose tension.
Specifics/modifications: a rounded toe, per usual. I use the instructions from the Late Night Socks pattern.
This particular project has been on my needles since March of this year. At the very start, it felt like a mindless, but very uphill project. I knit it on size 2 needles, and at first, I had to look down a lot as I knit, and it just felt slow. But bit by bit, I picked it up and worked on it.
Each year, I enjoy glancing back and making note of what knitting projects I worked on and completed throughout the year, noticing trends or patterns in my making. I've noticed that my creativity or how my creative pursuits "serve" me in a given season can vary widely depending on life circumstances.
Over the last several months, I've been working on several Christmas crafts—both sewing and knitting. Some are for our own home as decor, and most are gifts. Since some were mailed off relatively early or opened at early Christmas celebrations, I can now share them here, just in time for Christmas. The links with the knitting projects are to project pages which then include pattern links.