People ask me this sometimes. On average, how long does it take to make some socks? Well, let's find out with some examples...
Pomatomus socks in Koigum Painter's Palette Premium Merino
Yarn purchased: January 7, 2009
Pattern chosen: January 10, 2009
First sock cast on: April 19, 2013 (4 years and 3 months later)
Second sock bound off: April 13, 2015 (just shy of 2 years after cast on)
Total time between yarn purchase and finished socks: 6 years, 3 months.
Stockinette striped socks in handspun Suffolk and Swaledale with a little bit of Regia for the dark stripes and the heel
Yarn for toes spun: April 11, 2015
First sock cast on: April 11, 2015
First heel turned: April 11, 2015
Second sock cast on: April 13, 2015
Second heel turned: April 15, 2015
Bound off: April 19, 2015
Total time between yarn finished and finished socks: 8 days.
So... statistically speaking... How long does it take to make a pair of socks? On average, about 3.13 years.
"A statistician can have his head in an oven and his feet in ice, and he will say that on average, he feels fine."