Well, they are done. It only took one month and Emma's socks are finished. These are the 6th pair of socks I have made in a row. Perhaps, that is the reason they seamed to take FOREVER. I really don't recommend knitting anything in a row. I have done several repeats in the past, gifts for nieces and nephews, friends, family, it is never quick and efficient. The more repeats I do the longer each one seems to take. But, they are done. YEAH. Now Emma and Mom have a wonderfully warm pair of matching purple socks.
Now on to a knitting project with heavier weight yarn, that isn't socks.