My swatch finally came out pretty well.
It was still a little off so I had some adjusting to do, but I think it will work.
I am struggling a little with "ladders" and am trying all the solutions.
I'm not too worried though.
One article I read said that somewhere between sock number 8 and 28
you will look down at your work and realize that you don't have them anymore.
Besides, they will be on my feet.
I am sure no one will notice.