Yes, they go on, and on, my friends... Or, so it seems.
I knit the left sock, from the gusset onward, minimum, four times. See, while the pattern produces an amazingly gorgeous sock, it leaves a bit to be desired in the clarity of chart modification for the separate sizes. At any rate, things have resolved themselves appropriately, and I am happy to report that January socks have found their way to my feet in finished form. Yet, I don't like them.
As I sit writing this, I'm contemplating ripping them to oblivion and replacing this month's socks with a nice, non-torturous variety. Why, you ask? Because, these socks are SO BIG I could probably fit at least three pair underneath them. Perhaps, instead of salvaging the yarn, I could hang them at Christmas as stockings?
I'm pretty disappointed. Basically, the reason I bought this book, was for this pattern. And, well, it's just not meant to be. Maybe someday, if my feet grow three sizes and swell up like watermelons. (Can I just add, those of us with petite feet are GROSSLY under-represented when it comes to sock patterns, that is all).