I just finished these socks.
They were not hard to knit, but there were six different charts to follow. The pattern is a very intricate celtic braid which is difficult to see because of the variegated yarn.
An experienced knitter asked why I was knitting such an intricate pattern with variegated yarn because the pattern would be hard to see.
She doesn't understand why I knit. I know the pattern is there, and I know what it took to make it and I love the yarn.
Some would say it is silly to knit such intricate patterns that go on your feet, inside your shoes.
But I know they are there.
This pattern seemed daunting - I would finish one chart of 30 or so rows, and put up the next 30.
Looking at the whole it seemed impossible, but one line at a time was doable.
One line at a time.
One day at a time.
And now they are on my feet reminding me that I can do complicated things if I just look at one line at a time.
Like so many patterns there is one complicated row, and then a resting row that is more straight forward.
Like swimming laps, one hard, one easy.