I recently finished a pair of socks I'd been working on for about three months. Three. Months. Does that put me in the running for slowest sock knitter? The pair before them took me about four or five, I think. Maybe longer. Just my lot in life, I suppose. Brianna: slow sock knitter (she's learning to deal with it).
The pattern, Socks on a Plane, is a design by Laura Linneman, and can be found on Ravelry. The pattern itself was rather easy, and the only thing I'd change in the future would be the cuff. It's not tall enough for my tastes, and the JSSBO (Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off) made it too loose. I don't recall the cuff directions mentioning to go down a needle size, but that's something I'd do if I knit this pattern again.
The yarn was on my Mei base, in the colorway Wings of the Night. It was fantastic getting to see the depth and range of color knit up, so that was a pleasing experience. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
All that's left is the arrival of the socks to their destination, and for my friend to let me know if they fit or not. That's what makes me nervous about knitting socks for other people, even when they give me their measurements. I should just demand she send them back! (That's rather rude of me, isn't it? Sneaky way to get more socks in my own drawer.) Even if they're a little big, they'd still be wearable, and good for layering when it's cold again.
There I go, rationalizing why they shouldn't and can't be mine (besides, they were a gift–tut, tut). I'd knit myself a pair, but the rate at which I'm going these days, it'd be past winter again before I have them finished.
The next big project I'm working on is actually MOVING. Visiting North Carolina again toward the end of May, and hopefully I'll secure a new place to live before I have to go home and finish packing. I do want the mountains, but I may have to settle for about an hour away from them. We'll see!