In just one week, I knit a whole sock! Considering that the last two pairs I made took 5 months and almost a year, this is great progress!
Really, though, knitting is all about momentum: if you put that project down for too long, it probably will stay a WIP for a looooong time. (Maybe I should say "I"...some knitters are made of stronger stuff than I and can have tons of projects going at once and finish then all in a reasonable amount if time.)
Anyhoodle, tip for everyone: make sure to double check foot size of the person you are making socks for! I had to tear out the toe and add an inch to the foot because I was making the sock to fit my feet. And they aren't meant for me.