I did it! I finally finished this pair of socks after far, far too long.
I followed the pattern and instructions at Silver Sock Class (I used the pattern for "one sock on four double pointed needles), and if you're interested in knitting socks I recommend it. It was my first pair and the instructions (with lots of pictures) were really easy and straightforward to follow.
For my birthday last year Greg gave me a ball of wool to start another pair of socks. So now, with one under my belt I am getting around to the second pair. Hopefully this project doesn't take me quite as long.