I thought that if I knitted all evening, I'd be well on my way to finishing the second sock. Mmm. Maybe so, but if you're making mistakes like dropping stitches, it's a sign that you'd better stop knitting!
I've been knitting the multicolour parts with the sock inside out. But there are some parts of the sock, the slipped stitch sections for instance, that have to be worked from the right side. I've learnt how to turn the sock with the minimum of fuss. The secret is to keep the needles still and pull the fabric through:
I've retrieved the dropped stitch and now it's onward towards the toes.