I officially dislike this stitch. It seemed so easy in all the books, slip one stitch to the working needles, then another, then put the left needle through the front of both and knit them together.
finally in frustration i did what any good geek grrrl of my generation would do, i hit the internet for a video. Watched it 7 times. I understood what they were doing; i even could explain in my own words what was going on but replicating it in my work while holding DP needles...well those 7 rounds took almost 2 hours. Blaise (smart man) removed himself from the couch (aka Ground Zero) after the first couple of rounds with the the comment "You really don't like that stitch."
What can i say about SSK: i know what it is, i know how to do, i have practiced it for 2 hours, i still passionately despise it.