These socks are too small. I’ve known it for some time, but continued knitting.
I discussed the issue with my knitting group, who advised me to at least block the sock before continuing, but I continued knitting (with a little less vigour and enthusiasm). They socks have lovely lacy bits at the top, that threaten to cut off the blood supply to my lower extremities
I’ve blocked them, and I still can’t get them on, or off without 10 minutes to spare, and the colourwork is clearly tighter than the rest of the sock. Farewell, fair sock.