I hate knitting with black.
Knitting with black yarn makes knitting less fun. If I am knitting a sock in black I need good light and even with good light I get tired of all those little black stitches fairly quickly. I did a simple ribbing pattern. I got half the first sock done and sat it aside for a break (ok, threw it into the basket on an evening when I had mistaken purls for knits
I have been wanting to knit myself a sock with a lovely, bright, hand dyed yarn that was gifted to me, but every time I would reach for the yarn, the unfinished black sock made me feel guilty. At the beginning of July I picked up the second black sock with its inch of ribbing and was determined to finish. I carried the sock in my bag, I knit on it daily. On the Fourth of July the sock and I went to the beach. In a week I was finished with the second sock. I think I will give him the pair for Christmas.