Oneyarn - your sock looks fabulous!
I just got home from dinner and so far I have an inch or so knit in k2p2 ribbing, but I've decided to unravel and start over.
When I followed the directions from the article I didn't realize that the # of cast on stitches was for learning and I wouldn't end up with a 'real' pair that would actually fit! I should have realized when there wasn't a gauge or foot measurements!
So I'm going to figure out the gauge for the yarn I'm using and recast-on with the appropriate number of stitches.
I've figured out the gauge for my yarn and have determined the number of cast on stitches required. I hope to be done with my cast-on and first few rows tonight.