I`ve been making progress on my Olympic Jaywalkers, but...I`m definately the slowest knitter around. Most folk I know would have knitted at least one sock by now! Plus I had tension (gauge for the furriners) problems. The leg of the sock was coming out too wide, even for me. I needed smaller sock needles and could I find them? 2.25 mm metal dpns are pretty uncommon here, apart from by mail order, and I loathe bamboo dpns. Finally I headed for one of my favourite "auld lady" charity shops clutching a needle gauge and found not one but three complete sets of vintage Imperial size 13s, which is near enough 2.25 mm as necessary.
I`ve got fat little legs, so the cast on was on 3.25mm straight pins, the rib on 2.5mm dpns and the rest will be on Imperial size 13s. The Dr Fish Opal is working well with the Jaywalker pattern so far though.