Finally. Elephant gestation takes 22 months apparently, but this pair of twins came close... at over a year. After setting them aside for, oooh, ages I finally picked them up recently and got to work finishing them off.
And this morning they were done. I wore them to knitting at the pub this afternoon, and I still have them on. Even though they are quite thin, the 100% merino wool is toasty toes making. After thinking that I might never get bitten by the sock knitting bug, now that I have them on I suspect that's not the case after all. Colour me converted!