What you're looking at here are the 2 oldest WIPs in my knitting. According to Ravely, I started the Jaywalker socks in May 2011. According to my notebook, I finished the first sock in January 2012. And I just finished weaving in the ends tonight. The mitts are a similar story.
My question is: Really? How? How many projects have I started and finished in this time? What about these projects made them so difficult to finish? I know the issue with the mitts. They were boring. They were basically like socks. However, when i found them in the WIP wasteland behind the couch, do you know what the only thing I needed to do was? Knit the thumbs, and weave in the ends. It took literally 30 minutes. I could have been enjoying these half of last winter and all of this winter. So now that they're done, they stay in my bag so I have them in the car or office, since we all know offices are FREEZING.
The socks are another issue. They had a pattern, so it wasn't just a ton of stockinette. When I pulled these out, I was already past the heel of the second sock. I wear a women's size 6 so it really wasn't that much to knit. However, I have not tried on these socks though, and many people have mentioned fit issues. So there may be an update to this post where i'm either cheering or crying over the 18-month-iversary socks.