Here is a sock:
I'm not too sure how long it has been in it's sock form, but I'm guessing about two years. It was the first sock I ever made and whilst I was quite excited when it fit and everything, I wasn't too sure about DPNs and I hadn't particularly enjoyed the process and it seemed really slow. I started the second one, but didn't get past the cuff before other stuff took over. I have knit another pair of socks since, using magic loop, but again didn't enjoy it, so I haven't bothered since.
And my poor other foot has been terribly jealous what with it's boring black socks:
So, while I'm on a shawl hiatus, and in the spirit of liberating my stash, I decided to make the sock a friend:
The cuff was already done, so I just carried on from there and so far have finished the leg and started the heel flap. I guess it's just that now I've had a lot more experience with knitting, but I'm suddenly finding this a much more enjoyable process and much quicker too. I'm liking the DPNs, I'm not getting major ladders like I often do (or overcompensating and ending up with really tight stitches) and all seems to be going well so far.
Who knows, maybe I will end up as a sock knitter after all!
For more WIP stories, take a look at Tami Ami's WIP Wednesday.