Finally, finally, after two years, I have completed my ninth pair of socks, the Pomatomus. I love them, now that they’re done. They fit well and are comfortable. So far, they are the most complex project I have ever finished. The pattern was well-written and not at all difficult to follow. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to knit some fancier socks. Some people have mentioned being hesitant to try this pattern because it looks so hard. It’s really not!
So why did it take two years to finish the socks if the pattern isn’t hard? Simple: I hate the yarn. I wish I liked it – the colors are gorgeous and ripple together like sunlight on water, just perfect for a sock that looks like fish scales. Pirate-Husband says that they are a “triumph of stick-to-it-iveness!” I’d wanted to make matching armwarmers; It’s unfortunate that knitting with cotton blends makes my hands ache. I have 100g of it plus some change from the socks, and it’s up for sale or trade. If I get no takers, maybe in a year or so I’ll try those armwarmers.