I started my mom's other sock. It's kind of fun so far. I had to figure some things out with the pattern (one row had "Sl 1, k1 across," which turned out to mean "(sl 1, k1); repeat across"), but it's already looking neat.
And I'm thinking that since I shouldn't have to do major rips this time (knocking on wood), it will be easier and faster.
And then I can start my next pair of socks.