Now that my finger has healed to the point where I can knit with a band-aid. With the book I began figure out the cast on. While the pictures were good and helpful I'm a person who needs to be shown how to do something. Which is a little rough when all the groups in town tend to meet at a time when I'm usually at work. And it really doesn't help that my schedule is not regular at best.
My next stop was YouTube. My search term was "Toe Up Socks." Here is where I discovered Very Pink Knits . She has a 4 video tutorial on toe up socks as well as many other techniques I look forward to trying. She starts with the provisional cast on.
I wasn't very fond of that technique. It has it's uses but it stressed me out trying to get the scrap yarn out.
I've heard such good things about Judy's Magic Cast On. I found this video from Knit Purl Hunter.
I did watch Cat Bordhi's tutorial as well but that left me with questions that this one answered. I think this is it. Time to cast on.