So after complaining that I don't seem to be making much progress on things well, I got a nice day off to sit and do whatever. Turns out whatever is actually make a good deal of head way on things. Look, I have a finished sock!
I had put on the little orange marker to show where I was when I started today. I'm thinking the next sock should go faster since i know how many repeats of the yarn's pattern it takes to make the whole sock, which means less stopping to measure the thing. Though now I'm thinking I should have put another pattern repeat around the leg. It just looks a little stumpy to me. Oh well, I'm not going back to change it now.

Bright Blessings and lots of progress to you all!