This is a mess.
This mess consists of every sock book, sock pattern, sock pamphlet, sock printout, and scribbled note about socks in the house. I ought to be ashamed. However, if you look really really really closely, you'll see this:
It's one-half inch of cuff. Sock cuff. Out of sock yarn.
It took 2 hours, and the following steps:
1. Look at every sock book (etc.) and decide that I want to use 5 DPNs and a basic pattern I found online.
2. Cast 60 stitches onto one DPN and divide onto 4 needles.
3. Proceed to knit. Forget that you're supposed to use the 5th DPN to knit onto. Wonder why you are knitting a spiral.
5. Cast onto one straight needle (a hint from a website), knit/purl onto 4 DPNs, begin to knit with 5th, get confused and knit back on the same DPN. Wonder why you're knitting a flap.
6. Choose another pattern because it's the first pattern's fault. Decide that 4 DPNs are better than 5.
7. Repeat 3 and 5, rip and rip.
8. Remember that Bridget has used this pattern and has produced actual socks. Take a deep breath.
9. Repeat 6.
10. Cast on.
11. Begin to knit, and wonder why your left leg is becoming numb.
12. Wonder if this is a common sock-knitting phenomenon.
13. Realize that the yarn has wound itself around your thigh and is cutting off your circulation.
14. Drop the needles.
15. Repeat 10.
16. Begin to knit, continue to knit, and produce the beginning of a cuff.
17. Take a picture, because no one will believe it.
So there you are.