So I learned how to cast off and saved my little garter stitch sample for posterity. Here's the link for casting off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0plhuwVF4j0
Now I have decided to try a few of the patterns (well at least one) of the stitchesthat Craftsy gave me to stitch the socks with. Today I tried the Austrian Block Pattern. To do it I needed to learn several little stitches: K1-tbl (knit one through the back loop, RT (right twist), LT (left twist). I found youtube videos to learn them. Here's my sample so far although if you ask me it doesn't look like much! My light was poor - believe it or not, this is the same yarn I've been working with. Maybe I'll get a better picture tomorrow.