With all due respect to our beloved moderator, suzeeq, I disagree with excusing those with impatience. If you needed to ask the same question 4 times?-- well, maybe the first 3 answers were lousy. People explain things the way they make sense to them, which may make no sense to someone else. Or the asker might not know enough about knitting to use the correct terminology, and might be using words that mean something else to a more experienced knitter. Whatever it is, if that person was annoyed that you asked a question, then why did they need to respond at all? It's their problem, not yours, that they were irritated. We're talking about Internet posts. If you don't like it, then just skip over it.
Now, since you're asking for advice, or at least opinions, here's mine: if knitting isn't feeling good right now, then I'd take a break. This is the beauty of knitting-- you don't lose money or anything else if you don't do it. But if you really want to keep going?-- then I'd just do 2 rows a night. That way you'll still be moving forward. Even with socks in the finest fingering, that would be an inch and a half a week, and in a couple of months, you'd be done. You need to do what makes you feel calm and happy. Losing 3 hours to my nails would make me crazy. But if those 3 hours do it for you, then that should take priority over your knitting.