I'm sure they'll make good suit socks and be warmer than my other suit socks, everyone always seems to die in winter.
Blocking should get them to ease up a bit.
Good thing is I know I need more like 56 stitches next time, bad thing is I probably need at least 4 more inches on the leg. I'd better start those as soon as these are done if I want them done by winter.
Knitting and crochet is a meditation for me.
All of my crochet was for me because my sister has the market cornered on baby blankets.
I've found that knitting wasn't as relaxing, I think that was because once I managed to figure out hats I started a sweater for a great niece and when I do stuff for other people I put too much pressure on myself to finish. That gets me panicking, which was the whole reason I started crochet.
I think once I get the sweaters for my nieces done I won't be doing stuff for others for a while.
With my own stuff (as long as I'm not trying to beat the weather like starting a double knit wool hat at the end of Feb.) I can set it down when I get bored.
That's why I picked up the socks. I've got at least another skein to get the back of my sweater done (which was started because of a catastrophe with a sweater for another great nice), and there was only an inch to get to the heel flap. The socks won.
But now that I'm passed the gusset I'll probably slow down until I get near the toe. (In fact I put the socks down and picked the sweater back up tonight.)
This should get you even more antsy.