I have finally completely my first sock! I really liked the DVD- it made it so much easier than reading a pattern. I'm a very visual person. It fits fairly well (just a tad large- not much. I'm planning on wearing the pair of them around the house so they are really comfy). While I was surprised at how pointy the toe seemed, I guess I have pointy feet because it went on fine and didn't seem quite so exaggerated. The Kitchener stitch was not too bad for grafting the toes and I liked the clean seam.
It was interesting to see how the self striping yarn responded to the heel and toes. (G called it a time warp sock- I'm sure that translated to "that sock rocks! Can I have them when you knit its mate?")
While I want immediately cast on for the matching sock, I am not going to do it. I am going to get back on my cabled scarf and finish it, along with a few other UFOs.
Here's the bowls that my SP8 spoilee sent me. What a sweetheart! I love the creamy colored one, too, but the intense color amd its variations of the red one is amazing.
Here's a closeup of the interior of the red one: