So I realized yesterday at knit night at my LYS that I have been knitting for just over three years now. For most of that time, I have always had one project sitting in my pocket for those times that I have nothing to do and can sit and knit. I do not have that much down time that I am not doing something else, and I really hate these socks, so it has taken me some time to get them done. I have also always had something else to work on, and these have always seemed like an endless project so my work on them was often a few hours one day, and the I would put them down for several months at a time. On my recent trip to Spokane to sing for the NMEA convention the very long van ride allowed me to knit almost 8 inches and with less than four inches left I put aside all my other projects and finished the stupid things. They fit, the only problems I have with them is the small hole where they heel flap joined to the foot, and the women at my LYS love them...but they took so long that I just hate them. I am going to wear them out, so that I can get my time time/effort-worth out of them.