Round 4: Tried Lindsay from Cookie A's Sock Innovation. The lace pattern was coming along quite well but try as I might, the set up row looked really weird. I checked the errata and there were none for this pattern, so either it is a yet-unidentified-by-publisher-errata or else my left-handed/backward/mirror knitting style has frakked me up again. But the frakkin' pattern is symmetrical, so it shouldn't matter if it's knitted from the left or the right. This is one of the reasons I chose this pattern! I lost sleep over this stupid thing. How did I screw up the set-up row? Why doesn't it line up with the lace pattern? Frog.
Round 5: Bluebell lace from Sensational Knitted Socks. Pattern came along fine. I just didn't like the way it looked. Frog.
Round 6: Waving Lace Socks from Favorite Socks (this is actually the pattern featured on the book's cover). Another lace pattern with a lovely scalloped trim. So far, everything seems to be going all right. Sock looks to be the right size. No errors in the pattern. Lace pattern is challenging enough to keep my interest but simple enough to be easily memorized. All balls of yarn are accounted for.
Wish me luck.