I did it. I finished my Peppermint Stick socks by Valentine's Day. Just barely.
The hold up was the toes. I needed them to match and it's not simple to do this when you are doing two at a time. Try as you might there is a difference in where the yarn is so just knitting on won't work when you get to the end. I had to figure out how to fix this and it took some time for my old brain to figure it out.
All I ended up doing was to start the toe decrease at the same place in the color which is what you do when you knit socks one at a time but having two socks in a different part of the pattern gave me headache. I could have just knit them separate but I was determined to keep them together to the end.
Now my red crocs look even more festive. Happy Valentine's Day!