Slowly, I started to come around. I consider myself an advanced knitter and I have always had this nagging in the back of my head that said, "You're not advanced until you can knit socks." Then I had a group of women recently tell me that I haven't lived until I wear a pair of hand knitted socks (I know, I hang around some real delinquents). I have the needles and the yarn (I don't really know why) and I really started to develop a desire to tackle a sock pattern with the excuse that I am going to make them just to prove how much I will hate making them.
I checked out a bunch of sock books from the Library, scoured the Internet for free patterns and asked my sock knitting friends for suggestions. I now have several patterns to choose from, but I decided on this free Knitty pattern:
I picked out my yarn and dug in.
Today marks day 3 since the cast on of sock 1 and so far I am half way through the heel flap. It has gone pretty smoothly thus far, well see how the rest goes... I will also begrudgingly admit that I am actually enjoying knitting this sock. We'll see how I feel when I have to start on sock number 2 :-)
Until next time, Happy Sock Knitting!