I haven't been knitting for a long time, but long enough to understand, that it is more a "mindset" than a hobby. It gets you into a certain mood, the rythm is relaxing and exciting at the same time and it is amazing to see a ball of yarn turn into something more or less wearable. The process of knitting is so esteemed by most knitters, that some have no scruples ribbing whole sweaters and reknitting them just to get the absolute right result. I'm not that cold-blooded (yet), but this cute little ball of yarn was still yesterday my first-ever sock.
It was ok, but not really perfect, and that annoyed me so much, that I was sure I'd never be able to wear it without a nagging little voice inside my head. So, there was just one option. Starting over again.
Let's see how it turns out this time ...
(If someone cares to know, the pattern is "Spa Socks" from Knit.1, Spring 2007. The cuff with button band is knitted first and then after binding off the buttonhole part, the sock transferred to double pointed needles and joined for knitting in the round. The yarn I'm using is Novita Samos in 125.)