Second Sock Syndrome. A situation many knitters face, and it’s not just for socks. Any knitted item that generally comes in pairs is susceptible: socks, mittens, gloves, leg warmers. I find myself facing SSS or second sock syndrome a lot. It usually comes after I’ve finished a sock pattern I’ve really wanted to try out. However, finishing the first sock usually scratches the itch to knit that pattern or technique, then the second sock feels like a chore, and knitting isn’t my job, it’s my hobby! I want to enjoy it! So, how can we beat the second sock syndrome?