Well, after several months of on-again-off-again knitting on the Twin Rib sock for my mom, I have the first sock done. This was my first Magic Loop sock, and I wasn't brave enough to do two at a time. So the second sock has been cast on and started. The yarn is Plymouth Sockotta, a Cotton/Wool/Nylon blend that is machine washable. I hear that it softens up after washing, which is a 'good thing' since it feels string-like right now.
Also, I've fiddled around with PaintShop Pro and made a knit along button for us, since Alison asked.