Green Ribbed Socks:
Start date: January 17, 2009
Finish date: July 23, 2010
Time in progress: 1 year, 6 months, and 6 days
Reason for not finishing sooner: The needles I knit the first sock on were in use in my second Jaywalker. I like these a lot, and have been taking notes on the pattern. It's simple, but I may release it just for the heck of it.
Start date: January 12, 2009
Finish date: July 2, 2010
Time in progress: 1 year, 5 months, and 20 days
Reason for not finishing sooner: I got halfway through the second sock and totally stalled. I know this pattern is really popular, but I simply didn't enjoy knitting it.
Start date: 2007 (ish)
Finish date: July 3, 2010
Time in progress: Approximately 3 years
Reason for not finishing sooner: The first sock seemed a little too short in the foot, the yarn is a bit ugly, and the leg length makes my feet look stumpy. I wasn't inspired to finish, so I stashed them in the closet forever. Pulled them out and finished them to reclaim my needles, and to have one less second-sock-in-progress. Also, it only took about 3 hours to get from WIP to FO.
Conclusion: I don't like finishing pairs of socks, so this was a considerable effort. I still have 6 pairs in progress, (why do I do this?) but don't expect any more finished pairs any time soon. Additional first socks are much more likely.