Although I love the colorway of these socks, I hadn't been enjoying knitting them when I tossed them into the UFO pile. It dawned on me recently the reason I wasn't enjoying them was that the dpns I was using were too pointy. Way too pointy! While knitting the purl stitches on the heel flap, I kept splitting stitches and ending up with more on the needle than I'd started with. I'd gotten frustrated and tossed the sock into the UFO pile.
About the time I realized what had been bothering me, I also realized that I could use two circular needles instead of dpns. I don't know why I've never knit socks this way before. My goodness! Knitting socks on two circular needles is SO much faster than knitting with dpns! I'm sure that unless today is the day you learned to knit, you probably already knew this but..... Oh my goodness! This has been a life changing realization for me!