Baseline: Sock 2, Days 5 (optional), 6 and 7
Timeline: Somewhat less long than the first sock...
Well Happy New Year! Let's get going on that second sock...
Ain't it a bitch? (I mean, a blessing, cuz you get to perfect your method...)
Here is a post about the dreaded "Second Sock Syndrome" to distract you from any hangover-related inertia. That's the malaise that sets in when you realize you've finished one gorgeous sock but, alas, you have 2 feet to sheath. My best avoidance tactic to date is knitting two socks in one week. It doesn't give you the opportunity to feel SSS. Keep on little soldiers!
Of course, you can apply your magic loop knowledge, in the future, to a slightly more complex technique - knitting both socks at once on the same pair of cable needles. That's where I'm going next.
But for now...
Just go back to the pattern and the relevant posts in the sidebar having "Sock 1" in the title. And view them in order, natch. The pattern, along with your notes, should make this second sock a very knowable process.
Note: I tend to take Day 5 off (especially if it's a Friday) and return apace for the weekend. That means I'm committed to knitting a sock, no matter how long it takes, over the weekend. But hey, that's how you get a pair of socks done in a week.
I'll be back on Day 7 to talk about weaving in ends and blocking.
So, are you done with the first sock? Any meaningful thoughts and feelings you are compelled to share? Let's talk!