"Socks 101" and this is the end result which isn't bad. I'll certainly wear it - assuming I can get the second one to match.
My only concern is the cuff. I've used the long tail method (or at least what I think is the long tail method from what I can make of various instructions) and it has a certain amount of strech, but it won't go any higher on my legs (my calves are decidedly bigger than my ankles). I think if I wanted the socks to go higher, then I would need to do a bit more shaping in the leg.
I was a bit anxious about the ladders that you sometimes get where you switch from one dpn to another, but that seemed to be ok as long as I pulled the first couple of stitches really tight.
The yarn (a wool/nylon blend) is a lot softer than the itchy woollen socks you get in the shops. I'm not sure how well they'll wear. I might need to go down a needle size or two to make them tougher (I used 3mm) next time.