If this year has been any indication, it can take anywhere from two or three weeks to a couple months to knit up a pair of socks. Granted, they're never the only project in progress, and I have been known to set them aside to work more exclusively on something else.
However, I am happy to say that it took me less than a year to make good on last year's Christmas gift to the members of my sister's family, as reported here and here and here.
This included one false start, where I got nearly to the end of one sock originally intended for Elaine, before concluding that it simply would not fit her. Not sure what went awry — I had made a swatch. In any event, I had to start over.
Earlier this week, I mailed off the last pair to my brother-in-law Dave. And this morning I received this:
Before I sent them, I took a photo of them flat — or sort of flat anyway. I couldn't find my sock blocker inserts.