and it is never quite so bad as when you did it the first time?
I always said I was never knitting black socks again and yet, here I am. It isn't so bad. They are not going to win any perfection contests (but then my knitting never would and I would never enter anyway) and they are quite simply not something I can work on in the evenings, but a few stitches here and there in the afternoon...It hasn't been so bad.
Maybe it is a weird sort of punishment for finding a nice yarn store in Lacombe Alberta, and having a really really good time.