I'm attempting my first sock. It's been an interesting challenge as it's my first attempt to use double points. After a very awkward start it's coming along ok. I'm following Silver's Sock Class.
To make it a little easier for a first attempt I'm using worsted weight yarn on size 6 DPNs. I'm saving the sport weight cotton yarn for a "good" pair of socks once I get the technique down. Right now I have a roughly 2.5 inch long ribbed tube which will eventually be the 5 inch top of the sock. If nothing else this heavier wool should make a decent house sock.
Today I placed an order for Knit Picks Options circular needles kit as well as the pumpkin orange Eagle knitting tote. With the express shipping they should be here Monday or Tuesday. I'm looking forward to trying out the Options.
Ah well, back to the sock. If it doesn't come out too horribly I'll post a pic once it's finished.