I'm so glad to be done with these socks! I loved the colors in the skein, and the way they were knitting up....until I saw took a picture of them outside and saw the wide stripes. After that, even though I hadn't noticed them while knitting indoors, I couldn't not see the way they looked in the picture.
The stripes weren't the biggest problem. The problem was when I got halfway through the short row heel on the second sock and nothing lined up. Thirty-seven pairs of socks in the last two years and as stressed out as I was then, none of my heels came out that badly. I unraveled it back to the foot and tried to pick up the stockinette stitches, but I couldn't manage it. So I ripped it out and started over.
It wasn't until I made it through the toe on my second attempt at the second sock, set it down for just a moment, and dropped more stitches than I could pick up, that I really started to hate this project.
On my third attempt, I was so careful not to drop any stitches or mess up the heels that it sucked every bit of joy out of the knitting process.
I'm happy they're done and looking forward to casting on in any yarn but this one.
I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and Patchwork Times.