The second Waving Lace sock that I cast on a couple of weeks ago was a victim of the dreaded Second Sock Wackadoo Gauge Syndrome, so I had to rip it back. I'm pretty sure it was because my wrist was still in pain, so making k2togs was about as fun as stabbing myself in the face with a DPN. Accordingly, my gauge reflected my mood, so the sock was probably a full needle-size tighter than usual.
This time, it's all about relaxing. I have finally given in to the senioritis and let myself not care quite so much about grades. I'm still learning, which is important, but at this point I'm about to graduate and be sent off into a world where no one cares about your GPA. I cast on for the sock in my religion class yesterday and did a few repeats last night while watching Fringe. This is the first project that I've used my size 1 Kollage square needles, and so far I really like them. I also received a set of Signature sock needles as a graduation present, and I'm itching to cast on for more socks.
Which is also helpful, since I am woefully short on socks.