I finally figured out the Maelstrom Sock pattern by Cookie and my second pair actually fits and looks almost like the picture on the patten.
Here's a crappy picture:
I am learning a lot doing the Twisted Yarns Sock club and I believe I will not use the fancy yarn in the kit for the first pair of socks knit from the distributed pattern. By using cheaper yarn the first time errors won't bother me as much. A failed $5.00 investment in trying a pattern is a whole lot more palitable than a $25.00 investment.