Well, I couldn't stand it any longer. I had to find out what this magic loop two at a time sock knitting was all about.
On inter library loan I checked this book out.
Found it quite interesting.
Splurged and bought it along with a pair of 40 inch circular needles.
The book has you make a sample pair of socks. Each sock with a different color so you can follow the instructions for sock A and sock B without confusion.
I just grabbed some spare yarn and started. The purple yarn was much smaller than the multicolored yarn, but I didn't really think about how much of a difference the yarn size would make....I thought they were fairly close in thickness.....but I was wrong.
It took a few tries to get the cast on correct, as well as, the heel, but I got through it.
I still need practice on a few stitches.
Anyway, here is what the little fellas look like.