I've been struggling with life recently: possible virus, side effects from this and withdrawal symptoms from that. It's not much fun really so I've done a spot of Internet research and although I haven't found a solution for my headaches and blurred vision, I've been able to diagnose myself with a rather serious condition. I suffer from chronic second sock syndrome and in the year of the sock, it's quite valuable that I've discovered this early as there are several cures.
It doesn't really come as a surprise to me because I am, by my own admission, a tragic and frankly quite terrible knitter. My sock knitting history is plagued by disasters. Firstly it took forever to master double pointed needles, then I was bereft of the patience to read a pattern. For over two years I was flumaxed by the anatomy of a sock and stricken with fear when it came to turning a heal, combine all of this with a inability to count stitches and it really is amazing that I ever attempted to dedicate a year to socks.
One solution is to knit both together on one circular needle using the magic loop method. I checked out this video but sadly I got in such a mess that I thought my head explode.
Fortunately there are other solutions, like knitting both socks at the same time on double pointed needles. At the moment this seems to be going well and I am able to share my time between my "Larkspar Socks". And of course I've finished my red faux cable socks and can enjoy those for a while.
Green leaf sock is not out of sight or mind but the pattern is way too complicated for me at the moment so that second sock will have to wait.