I tried something new with the garter stitch ribbing, explained in her book and I am already decreasing for the toe. I will be starting sock number 2 very soon.
They are all the same sock, I cannot account for the difference in colors because I took them all at the same time, at the very same place and the very same lighting. But, if you can get past that, they are the same sock.
Here is my progress.
I recommend this book as well as More Sensational Knitted Socks.