Both pairs are finished !!
and I am ready to wear mine next week in Rhinebeck :)
I think there is a little secret to how I was able to finish these so quickly; well, actually two:
- By now I know my preferred way of knitting socks so well that I no longer need to consult my notes. Hint: If you want to get to that point, too? Take one of my sock knitting classes.
- By adding a stitch pattern for interest, I was not thinking along lines of "one more row", but rather "one more repeat" which in the case of these socks translates into 8-16 rows (for the dancing cables pattern) and 4-8 rows (for the twice broken rib pattern). So, I truly got moving in leaps and bounds.