i finished this socken a couple of days ago, and i am happy to report that i am about 1/2 way through the socken-mate.
i even cast on the mate for my knee hi wool socken, but had to rip because i had goofed up beyond trying to drop down and fix mis-cabled-misscrossings.
hmmm ... so, 4 orphans, 2 mates in the making, 1 retry, and 1 need-to-cast-on. not too bad (for me).
i am flying away this sunday for a week long trip. i will be taking knitting. i am not worried about getting to the airport, security, clothing, etc ... but i am concerned about which knitting projects i will take along to entertain me, because my knitting attention span is wee at best. hmmm .....