So, last night, as I was thisclose to finishing the first sock, I decided to frog and start over using a smaller pair of needles. I had swatched using size three needles, but didn't quite make gauge, so I moved up to size four. After trying the mostly finished sock on, I decided that I would rather have a snugger fitting sock and ripped the whole thing out and go back to the size threes. At least it shouldn't take me too long to catch up.