I did, however, work on these socks, and then last night I stayed up late to bind them off.
The pattern isn't hard, and I like the yarn. I ended up using three (or maybe even four) brands of needles in knitting them, thinking maybe a different needle/yarn combo would make me more inclined to actually pick them up regularly, but nothing worked until I got crankier with having them undone than I was when I made myself work on them.
They're very nice socks. If you like them, don't take my disinterest to be a reflection on the pattern (it's quite well written and charted) to be a deterrent. Really, it was me, not them.
Anyway, the point is that not only is it really hard to take pictures of your own feet, these aren't even my size. They should fit my aunt quite well, though.
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, color 1277
2.25 mm needles
I'll admit, one of the reasons I pushed to finish these is because June is Literary month in SKA, and I've been very excited about literary-themed socks. Also, Rose Hiver (Rav link-- she appears to be blogless, quelle horreur!) is one of the featured designers, and I love her work. But. These were January's socks... and February's socks are mere suggestions of yarn on needles, and May's socks aren't even actually on the needles, and I have other knitting besides socks that requires my attention... And really, the next pair of socks I cast on should be for Dad since his sweater is taking forever and his scarf has been in time out for six months. I can always knit literary themed socks another month, right?