Thanks everyone! I decided to go with the bamboo. And guess what!??! I'M DOING IT!! I actually have started a sock!! I have about an inch of the ribbing done. I only had knit picks essentials and I ended up using size 2 needles. I was thinking at first I would have a hard time since they were so small, but I am doing great. After that first round it got easier and easier!
I'm so stinking proud of myself!
Thanks Kristin for your great class! (oh and you are great anyway since you spell your name right!