Well, perhaps I should start with the good news. The good news is that I have the magic loop down. I don't know just yet if I prefer it to working with dpns, but I must say that it is a delight, absolute delight, to knit socks with Addis. I was using bamboo dpns and the Addis just make the stitches fall and form like butter.
The bad news is that I should have practiced better for the Knitting Olympics. After knitting almost 2.5 inches of my sock in k3 p1 rib over 56 stitches on size 2 needles, I realized that I hated it. Hated it. The sock was too "airy" for me. I wanted a tighter knit. I also hated the way the Supersocke was patterning. So, frog I did, much to the terror of my boyfriend who said that I should trek on for the sake of the Knitting Olympics. But, alas, if I'm going to make socks and spend two weeks on making socks, then I want them to be socks that I'm going to love.
So, I cast on twice last night. The second cast on was on size 1 needles over 64 stitches. I'm going to do a 1.5 inch cuff over 1x1 rib and then switch to stockinette.
I have much reading/grading/cleaning to do today and I really want to indulge in some potatoes and pork chops. Lucky for me that the weather is going to blow over into a blizzard tonight and my knitting will call.