This is very timely! I'd like to join and knit along.
I just started my first sock last night. I'm using South West Trading Company's TOFUtsies yarn and size 1 bamboo dpns. It seemed a good choice since the practice pair is DD, who is a vegetarian. She immediately volunteered to be the recipient of my first socks.
Nobones, I got off to slow start last night and had to cast on 4 times until I got it going. Now, as others advised, since I've got about 2 inches of cuff it's going easier with the 4 needles.
I too, look forward to all the pics and am going to try to post one later tonight when my camera batteries recharge.