I'm so glad you suggested that we make Grey Gardens! It's a terrific pattern with very helpful details. I not only learned a lot about the construction of entrelac, but I also had the chance to practice on bigger yarn and needles. The knitting backwards part was pretty easy in the end (thanks to VeryPinkKnits) , although it was often times way less fiddly to turn the work (especially at the edges) than to attempt a backwards K2tog. Here is Kylie modeling the finished item:
I gave up on the original pattern I'd selected for the entrelac socks, and ended up fashioning my own, using some tips derived from the combination of several different patterns. With a bit of puzzling as to how to do this in the round, and with the realization that entrelac is knit on the bias so some creative decreasing/increasing is needed at the cuff and ankle, I am off to the races:
It's funny how the self-striping yarn makes these color changes look deliberate! It is such a cute and jaunty thing, I'm having a hard time putting it down!
I hope you're able to have some yarn fun once you finish with your very busy time!