In November 2011 I attended the New England Fiber Festival and while there I bought this kit for the Steampunkery Socks. I remember how excited I was to buy the kit. It was a total impulse purchase but I loved the idea of socks with buttons! I finally cast on in April 2013. I know I reknit the ribbing and a few rows of the leg at least 10 times. I felt stupid that I could not knit a sock. I revisited the whole thing repeatedly for over a year. The last mention on the blog is May 2014 when I was at the point you see above. Things seemed ok but I was only able to knit 2-3 rows a day in complete silence. There wasn’t much peace or silence in my life in 2014 & 2015 so the sock sat on my dresser until yesterday.