Well I did it - thanks to the encouragement everyone gave me last Wednesday I cast on my first pair of socks! I decided to go with Silver's Sock class as my first pattern since the directions look pretty thorough and I think I may need some hand holding. For the yarn, I'm using Serenity sock in pink (J helped pick out the color). I haven't gotten very far because I've had to cast on three times. The first time my cast on was way too tight and the second time I twisted the stitches. But this time seems to be going smoother and I've managed to get a few rows done.
My other WIP is the caterpillar. Look how close I am to finishing!