It is truly amazing that this pair of socks is finished AND that they look so cool. The P-Word socks enjoyed showing off at Snowbird on Sunday. Can you see 'em hangin' ten? For some strange, serendipitously happy reason the socks are very similar in their color changes.
The reason I'm amazed that the socks are finally finished is that there seemed to be little I could do correctly on the second sock. The first sock was interesting, exciting to knit and, just watching the color change with each stitch, was fascinating. The second sock was rife with errors. It started in the pattern directly after the cuff and was due to my lack of ability to remember a decrease in one section (over and over). You'd think that if you make an error once would be enough to help you see the light and get back on track. BUT, NO...I had to do it 5 times, FIVE times. After the light came on and progress began the leg went quickly, smoothly and there was no problem until the gusset area of the foot. This vicious sock will always come back and bite you in the butt if you're not careful. Do not become complacent or arrogant around this sock. You must be on constant guard.
For some inexplicable reason, even though I thought I was following the chart, oneYO at the end of a row was missed FOUR, at least FOUR, times. Now, lest you think it isn't about the process and that I just talk the talk and don't walk the walk...at no time during the daily
flogging frogging did it enter my head to stop knitting, throw the sock across the room, or give up (however, chopping it into tiny pieces with sharp scissors did crossed my mind, fleetingly). Several 'technical terms' were screamed uttered at the sock but, I continued to process and reprocess. It is all knitting and it was well worth the effort.