I did it! I am out of the tunnel! The socks were finished this evening about 8:30 pm EDT. The best part is they fit. They are also very soft and will get their first wearing tomorrow. I did have yarn leftover and had thought about making them longer, but I probably would have had to increase to go over my calves and that would have thrown off the pattern. The length is good as is.
Not sure I have ever been this thankful to finally finish a project. Now the debate begins...start another pair of socks or finish some of the many UFOs I have. I confess - I want more socks!
Oh, and I made it through a second tunnel this evening. The tunnel known as ironing my husband's long sleeve shirts. Any tunnels you are working through?