Dudes. I knit a sock.
It's just one, and it's not very good, but I broke through the 'socks are too complicated for me' mindset, and powered through, and I knit my very first sock. Oh yeah, I did. I found episodes of a show I love online, and as I knit, and thought 'just one more episode!' it got later and later. Suddenly it was 3:30am, I was out of new episodes, and I had shaped a heel. I finished this morning.
I won't be using it for anything but slippers, but I'm glad I decided to give it a try. I used Silver's Sock Class, and that spelled it out really clearly. It's a great place to start. Now to let my hands rest, and tackle the other.