The second sock is underway. Most of the progress has been made a row or two at a time , while waiting someplace or another. Still it adds up, and it feels like progress, more so than than the Ruby Bubbles Cardigan, which is also progressing but somehow seems like it is moving more slowly, even though the opposite is most certainly true.
It took me one whole evening to cast on for the left front of Ruby Bubbles, not necessarily because the piece is long -- it isn't that long, but because I was working on other things. And it seems more often than not I get partially across a row when I have to put the thing down and do something else. But mainly I have just been tired and somewhat restless in the evenings. We have moved things around and I don't, at the moment, have a place to sit and watch TV that is also a comfortable place to knit. That will have to be addressed in time.
I cast on for him, using some worsted weight acrylic yarn and he has knitted 8 inches or 1 1/2 rows of garter stitch. This took about 4 hours with me talking him through every stitch; making the last few stitches he was beginning to understand how to finish the stitch once I got him started. I am happy to see progress. I wonder however if I should have started him on something even bigger and bulkier until he got the hang of knitting a stitch.