The second round in Sock Madness was posted this afternoon, so despite being home this evening with the flu (thanks to my son!), I'm trying to knit. I'm hoping that slow and steady will work, because I've taken so much decongestant that fast just isn't an option.
The pattern is beautiful. It's called Reversai, and it's by the same designer that did the I Love Guernsey socks that still get so many compliments every time I wear them. The pattern is easy (thank goodness - see above paragraph); it just involves following along the design chart. It's got a short row heel, which doesn't scare me anymore. (I conquered that fear with the Noro socks I recently finished.) I'm using the Araucania Ranco yarn my daughter sent me, and it's absolutely gorgeous. (Am I obligated to give her the socks since the yarn was hers, or can I keep them for myself?)
I'm trying real hard to avoid the temptation of panicking early again with this sock pattern. I promised myself after the last round that I would not obsessively check the postings to see how many people had already finished, and I would not make myself crazy by trying to knit non-stop for however many hours it might take.
Of course, promises were obviously made to be broken. I just peeked, and so far there are no finished socks in any of the brackets. (But once is not really obsessive, so it shouldn't count. Right?) And it shouldn't make me crazy to stay up just a little later knitting tonight...