I have signed up on Sock Madness. As I might have a problem finishing in time during the next round and thus there hardly any possibilities to go on to round 3, I needed, for myself to finish fast. First pair finished around 14 hours after release of the pattern. Easy and fast knit – and I did not spend all 14 hours knitting – may be around half or a little more.
The first pair is knitted in selfstriping Bugga. More at Ravelry.
Speaking of socks, I do have lots of yarn in my stash. Of course I have. Some of that is quite a few skeins of Noro. I have a love/hate relationship to that yarn, thus it tend to be staying put. When I did dig out the yarn for the cardi I’m currently knitting, my eyes spotted Silver Thaw. This yarn has 25 % nylon and can be used for socks.
I used needle 3.75, casted on 48 stitches and started knitted. The pattern was made up as I knitted. Fast and fun, except for all those knots. It was not possible at all to get two identical socks from two balls of yarn.