Hi, have a look at my strategy for avoiding a long delay between socks one and two. Spent some money at getknitted on a few sets of dpns and now I'm doing two socks at a time.
Rib one, rib two; leg one, leg two; soon to be heel one, heel two etc.
These are my ankle Jaywalker socks by Grumperina from MagKnits at the end of last year. I was inspired to do them by this method, in fact I was inspired to do them at all when I saw India's at our last get together at the Tramway.
I haven't joined the Jaywalker Knitalong as such because it seemed to be getting a bit unwieldy for the organiser, but you never know, I may submit them for another sock ring.
The pattern is not at all difficult, I always let myself get hocussed into thinking that patterns are harder than they actually are, and I am LOVING the effect which the Regia Mini Ringel is bringing out to perfection, IMHO.
I got this yarn from the Gem Shop, King Street, Castle Douglas on one of our visits to see J's mother.
I am also really quite happy with Rowan 39, but I'll say more about that when the book becomes more widely available so I can back up what I'm saying with photos.