They're really comfortable and feel like they were made for my feet.
I used the sock pattern that came with "The Art of Knitting II, DVD". It has a sock knit-a-long that was SO helpful! You watch a step on the video and then the DVD pauses on it's own until you continue on after you've completed that step.
The toe is a bit pointy for me so next time I think I'll decrease a bit faster, making the toe more blunt.
The yarn is a sock weight yarn, "Regia" in the color "Partie". I love the yarn but it does have quite a twist in it making the ribbing look a bit off. The stockinette parts looked fine though.
So, I've now gotten over my irrational fear of knitting socks and I've gotten used to double pointed needles. I loved how knitting socks is so portable. They hardly take up any space in a purse or knitting bag. I think I'd like to always have a sock in progress so I can have something to do while I wait in line or ride in the car.
Now I need to get some Birkenstocks this fall to show off my knitted socks. I wonder if that's why hippies wore them. Were they all sock knitters?