And to think I almost had myself convinced that blocking would cure yesterday's problem. I'm much happier with the way the new hem looks.
Despite this being on #2 needles, I'm still convinced it's going to go fairly quickly. I have 6 skeins of sock yarn to make it -- that's only 3 pair of socks, and that's not such a bad way to think about it. Of course, taking into account school and other distractions, I probably won't get it done until spring. That's okay, although faced with grading 65 8-page papers or knitting, I'll bet you know which one I would choose.