After discovering that knitting with four or five needles wasn't as hard as it looked, socks no longer looked like a chore. In fact there is something quite therapeutic about the continual turning of the needles. Seeing the heel appear and the shaping of the foot, right down to the toe, there is something to keep you interested right to the last stitch.
I've learned to Kitchener stitch for finishing the toes and for this pair, I've learn a new cast one stitch. This is the first time I've used the Italian cast on method. Actually, it was the first time I'd even heard of it, but it makes for a nice stretchy rib, no digging into the calf.
So, the first sock is done. That means it's back to the needles, every sock needs a mate.