Parade is a self-striping yarn, and I think that it is making these socks go by faster than the first pair I did, even though I'm using more stitches on smaller needles. The first pair were done in worsted weight weight and in a solid color. I often got to the point where I felt I was making no progress. The color changes with the self-striping yarn give me a visible sense of progress (also the horrible "I really should get to bed. No, no. Just one more stripe." cycle).
Sorry for the lack of a picture, but I've misplaced my camera. I'll look for that after I get home as well.