I started a pair of Toe Up socks two weeks ago. I used Lucia's Sockulator II (her blog is found here http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/
and you find the pattern generator under one of the menues)
The great thing about this Sockulator is that you take your own measurements, insert the numbers and get a pattern calculated for you. It has clear instructions and links to tutorials (or articles as she calls them) for help.
I've made one and a half sock now. Hope to have the second one finished this weekend!