I feel like I've fallen into a black hole of projects that never grow.
I've already mentioned how slow the hat is going. But since it's just stockinette stitch for a while, it's a good travel project, so I've turned my attention to the Hero socks.
When I picked them up last night, I had three repeats of the chevron pattern complete - I needed two more before starting the heel. I should have the heel done in no time - right????
WRONG!!!! After HOURS of knitting last night, and hours tonight (an extra hour, in fact, because the bad weather meant I worked from home, so no commuting) I've only just completed the heel.
They just take so much time! (The yarn overs and decreases of lace are so much smoother and go so quickly!) And - this pattern has several cables EVERY ROW!!! There are no rest rows.
And naturally, the designer has very cleverly continued the cabled chevrons all the way down the foot! (Don't get me wrong - it looks amazing and it's one of the reasons I love this pattern.
This sock feels absolutely interminable! And I'm only on the first one!!!
I almost chucked it in a frogged the whole thing. Then I almost chucked it in and modified the pattern to do just ribbing down the foot.
Then I took a deep breath and reminded myself that the reason I like this sock is the pattern. And Dave's going to love it too.
And when it really gets to me - I just stop and pet it. Cashmere makes everything better... right?