I have completed my first sock!! It is so warm, so cunning! It fits to a T. I am delighted with it!
Ok, so the kitchener stitch was a bit of a bitch. It really isn't hard, but I managed to split yarn and fail to pull it snug till I got to the end, and then I couldn't get it to tighten up, so I had to laboriously undo it and try a second time. But I prevailed. It will never fool an expert, but I think it is reasonably smooth and will hold up.
Oh and did I mention that yesterday, Amy explained to me that I had gotten my decreases running the wrong way? (No way to fix that now--I hope it will make more sense on the next go-round.) AND! I figured out for myself that I don't need two circs--I switched to using just one, and it is far easier. I am now convinced that Cat Bordhi is a fraud. Her book is worthless.
So on to sock number two! Pictures some day.