A few weeks ago, I took it upon myself to knit my first pair of socks. I had never been too interested in knitting socks as I was always afraid of the wear and tear socks endure, but having some extra yarn and wanting an in-between project, I bit the bullet. Now, like many other knitters, I'm absolutely smitten with socks! While unfortunately this pair did not fit me (I had a feeling going in - the pattern called for 8 inches around and my feet are a ghastly 9 inches; these socks are in my mom's possession now) I'm looking forward to knitting up a pair for myself soon using sock yarn.
The yarn used was worsted weight as that's what was on hand, knitted from the toe up with a fleegle heel. I was very happy to learn a few new techniques as well; Judy's magic cast on and an invisible ribbed bind off. I had a slight problem though with matching the size. I'm not quite sure what happened; the toe started off fine, but somewhere around the second heel I lost my sizing! Unfortunately I don't have enough yarn to make a third, but this is an experience I seem to have with most pairs I attempt to knit. Brad's suggested that it may be because I rush the second, so anxious to complete it, and I'm starting to believe he's correct. It's certainly a lesson learned; after all, if not patient, one simply cannot knit.