thick and sturdy placemats at 75p each were just too bright and cheery to walk away from).
I had been knitting these socks two-at-a-time on two sets of DPNs (knitting one pattern repeat on one sock and then on the second sock to keep them both progressing at the same rate) when I reached three repeats of each sock. Looking at the socks afterwards, however, I realise that I had actually knit three repeats on one sock and only one on the other, and still had a long way to go. What a disappointment to my technique of avoiding Second Sock Syndrome!
So, over the past couple of evenings I have brought that second sock, that slacker and its sloth-like progression right up to speed, and I am ready to knit me some heels!