So, I posted my finished socks to the Socknitters e-mail list yesterday night, and I received a whopping 804 hits today from 274 visitors! I also received lots of nice comments and 13 requests for the pattern. The pattern is about halfway completed and coming along great, so I will get that off as soon as I can.
Thanks to everybody for being so appreciative! It's very encouraging for a newbie knitter like myself.