McKnitty - Don't give up! Are you sure the pills you took were the 9000 FCC's of Lactase Enzyme? The other one are not high enough in dosage for me... especially the chewable ones and the ones where they make you take 2 at a time. I am severly intolerant to the point where I can't even have a pat of butter on my bread and the pills work. I have also come to absolutely love soy milk and alternative vegan items. Living in the SF bay area there are tons of choices for me in terms of non dairy foods. Amy's is a company that makes organic foods and there is a fantastic frozen lasagna (individual sized serving) made with soy cheese. I'd be happy to talk to you about all this if you want to PM me.
Sock update - I have successfully moved my cast on stitches onto 4 dpns and have knit all the way around once. Now i'm onto purling the next round. I think I'm going to attempt a k2p2 leg for the sock after these first two 'test' rounds. Will post pictures tonight when I get home from work.