Not as in socks that were made to mark a three year anniversary, but socks that literally took me three years (plus some) to finish. I believe I wrote in my Ravelry project notes after getting part way through the first one that I was addicted. Hah!
Waaaay back in…2008 the first sock was started with great excitement, right before I found out I was pregnant. Queue horrific morning sickness that lasted a good 7 months. No knitting for quite a while! So the single sock languished resentfully in the bottom of the knitting box for a shameful three years. Every time I looked at it I hated it. I didn’t want to pick up that dull grey yarn again and cast on all those tiny stitches. I didn’t want to knit ribbing in the round. Whingewhinewhinge.
Then I joined a year long knit-a-long for 2013 where the only goal was to knit 13 items over the course of the year. I was already halfway through an item with my one finished sock, and this was the only way I would ever get the pair done. But I did it!
Three years later and a whole lot of fuss and tedium, and I finally have my first pair of hand knitted socks completed.
I don’t like them. Rargh!