Ravelry tells me I started this pair of socks last September (September 22, 2009 to be exact). I have finished one sock - I had issues with the heel flap being too long and having to rip out a lot. That stalled me beyond the ripping. I think patterned socks are knit faster because I knit by a repeat and so if there are only a few repeats the sock goes quickly. That said, the foot and heel of this sock went pretty quickly once I actually knit - so you may see this sock having a mate relatively soon.