I'm pretty proud of myself--I made a pair of socks! Two socks! It took about a week from when I cast on the first one until when I grafted the toe of the second.
I used Plymouth sockotta and instructions from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.
Thanks everyone! They weren't hard to do, I just followed the instructions. Only today I was gonna wear them and the yarn at the cast-on edge broke! And with it my heart. But I'm already considering the next socks I'll make. I AM hooked now.