Over the weekend, while updating various Ravelry projects
(an excellent way to keep track of how effective you are or are not at putting off every other possible put-off-able task in favour of knitting, by the way)
I discovered something interesting.
It takes me about 2 months to finish a pair of socks.
Math problem for September's test:
If 1 pair of socks takes 8 weeks to knit, and 1 skein of sock yarn arrives every 4 weeks 6 times and then 2 skeins of sock yarn arrive every 4 weeks 3 times,
How long before a Mary is swimming in sock yarn?
I'll tell you how long:
(Plus, sock season is upon us and I have exactly 1 pair of finished socks.)
After I reached this conclusion, I put aside all other projects and focused on finishing my second ever pair, which are also my first in the top-down category. I did a bad shortrow heel, a ridiculously long wedge toe, and a 12-stitch grafted edge, finishing one of the two socks before my eyes got too stingy to let me finish the second wedge-and-graft extravaganza. I will do that today. The socks are imperfect, and I don't think I'll repeat this made-up pattern, but they do fit, and they are warm, and after all - isn't that the point?
That, and knitting the socks faster than the yarn comes in, sigh.