Now that I'm on my home computer, I can thank everybody for your wonderful and encouraging responses! I am surprised at how many people admit to not liking socks, and that makes me feel much better.
I was hoping that socks would be nice for small and portable projects, but it looks like that isn't for me.
I do admire people that can take the time to knit not only one, but TWO socks and can do it over and over again.
Maybe someday I'll try again, but my current interests apparently lie elsewhere.