I have had a few pairs of handknit socks over the years but have never actually knit a pair myself. They are very special and cozy and somehow feel like a real luxury when you wear them. I don't tend to wear mine with shoes when going out and about, but rather save them for cold days indoors.
Anyway, I had decided it was time to knit my first pair of socks when I noticed this beautiful ribbed sock post on The Purl Bee. I immediately called my friend Page and asked her if she would recommend the pattern for a beginner. She said she would investigate and before I could buy the pattern Page surprised me with it and some gorgeous yellow yarn as a gift.
I set to work immediately, curious to see how it would go. Knitting your first sock is a bit of a mystery. It is hard to imagine exactly how you get the perfectly fit heel and toes while avoiding any uncomfortable seams. I loved working on it and watching the foot begin to take shape.
The first one is finished now! The only challenge is getting the second one done. I have heard this is a common problem...so much so that some people knit two socks at once to keep motivated enough to end up with a pair!