I always thought that I had a reasonable speed in knitting - that is, a pair of socks a week is normally no problem. This is good for the socks output, this is bad for the need to buy new sock wool (though, I have to admit, I've still got enough sock wool left to keep me busy for many, many weeks, and that never really stopped me from buying more)
Looks like I've found that sock pattern that breaks the pattern - I'm working on them for one week, and am not even at the middle of the foot! The foot, I should point out, of the FIRST sock.
This is the Cable Net pattern from Knitty.com. They call is extra-spicy, and boy, they are not kidding. And I cowardly bowed out and did a 'normal' heel, instead of the cabled heel the pattern offers, and still it takes forever.
The wool is Regia silk, which feels like a dream and knitts like a bitch - well, not really, but it's a bit clingy and I forever pull the thread away from my clothing.
On the photo front, I've managed to take finally a picture of the Esther socks on my foot and it's in focus!!
So, that's more like it - the color is like it should be and the pattern is better visible.
Finally, last weekend, I made Leftover Blues Socks - I simply have a lot blue sock wool left over, hence the name.
Hmm, looks like I have a real big foot and a very narrow leg *grin* - when in truth it's rather the other way round ;)
After all that knitting I didn't get around to stitch any. I really need to change that.