Hooah! ::wild applause:: There they are, my first real socks, all done and on my feet! It's my BFL socks, done in hand-dyed Blue-Faced Leister yarn using the basic sock pattern from Knitting Rules! Interesting how the colors came out all stripey on the left sock but pooled slightly more on the right sock.
One thing's certain -- when you start out as a sweater knitter and then go for socks, the whole second sock syndrome thing isn't so much of a problem. If you've knit front, back, and both sleeves of a sweater again and again, heck, what's the deal about a second sock? Psht!
Wait... what's that I hear? Surely not the Second Sock Fairy! No, I take it back! I didn't mean it! Noo, not when I have so much luscious sock yarn in the stash!