Or maybe just a lot of free time on my hands. (The time is only free as far as my hands are concerned, not my energy or efforts.)
At any rate, I got a bit more knitting done and finally finished a pair of sparkly pink socks for myself.
Now, I was not thrilled with them when I started them. (Thanks to everyone who commented on that, btw.)
But then I realized, I did really want sparkly pink socks. Because who wouldn't? Not me, that's who.
Skipping ahead turned out to be both a good and bad idea. I used the interim to make my mom's birthday socks, which were done with enthusiam and ahead of schedule.
The only trouble was that I had forgotten slightly what I had done on the toe of the sparkly pink socks. The toes might not match exactly. I might not care, considering that's the part that's always hidden, even if you wear clogs.
They stripe nicely on their own, however. I paid slight attention to the striping, mostly because it was a really good measure of length (they are exactly the same length).
Overall, I am pleased, but not thrilled with these socks. I'm happy that I have sparkly pink socks. I'm not really a huge fan of this yarn otherwise. There's too much green for me, and I'm very picky about my greens. I don't think changing the pattern would have changed how I feel about the yarn. At least it's over, and the overall effect is pink and sparkly.
Yarn: Fortissima Colori Disco sock yarn from Schoeller + Stahl in color 5 (71% superwash wool, 26% polyamide, and 3% "poliestere metallised" - 450 yd) 1 skein
Needles: Size 1 dpn
Pattern: Plain stockinette with k1 sl1 heel flap
Time: Longer than it should have - maybe two weeks if I omit the abandoned section
Cost: $18 ish