I finished my first sock. It really is a horrid sight. I didn't use sock-weight yarn, so it's bigger than it should be, but it was a good learning experience. I left mistakes in, so I can remember where I struggled and avoid them the next time around when I attempt a real sock. I present the lovely monster, so everyone can feel quite accomplished when you all compare your work to mine. Hopefully, the next effort will be a stunning improvement. Hope springs eternal!