There is something to be said for the instant gratification of completing a sock (I won't go into too much detail here as it has been well-covered by others in the know). Sure the accomplishment when finishing a pair of socks that can be worn together is incomparable, but finishing one is pretty good.
After finishing my first toe-up, I obviously had to cast on for another toe-up, just not a matching one, that wouldn't be sporting. Having given the toe-up sock a go, I think I am ready to knit up a sock for my Sockapalooza pal. I think I have come to the same conclusion as Kristy, the pattern is somewhat secondary to the selection of yarn. My pal said she liked any kind of socks, and that she loved bright colors. So I have the yarn and the start of a toe, I am still unsure about the pattern, but I have narrowed it down to a few selections. I am sure something will come to me in a flash of brilliance tonight.
I am fairly certain that I will have to knit the mate to this sock sooner rather than later however. There is a deadline, afterall. And though starting the socks at the onset of Summer of Socks is notable. I doubt that single sock counts are the true goal of Summer of Socks...but what do I know? I am just a girl counting down the minutes till her vacation.
That's right, vacation! I am in the process of planning my packing. What projects to take? What projects to leave? Should I start new projects? All very fun things to consider, but due to space issues, I am going to have to be sensible with the project packing. The last time we went out of town on a long trip, I took way too many projects and only worked on two. But you never know...it could rain, right?