Slowest Sock Ever

You know what takes me forever to knit? Ribbing.  All of that moving the yarn back and forth.  It really slows me down.  I haven’t quite decided if 1×1 ribbing is the worst, or if that honor belongs to k1, p2 ribbing (purling is slower than knitting).  I could time it, but that is way more obsessive than I’m willing to admit to.  I have, however, found a way to make either sort of ribbing even slower.  Throw a bunch of tiny fiddly cables in there.  The more the better.  And if you can ensure that the cable pattern’s repeat is kind of long so that you have to look at the chart to get it right, that would be even better.  Totally guarantees a nice slow sock.  But wow is it pretty.