I seem to have been busy with gardening & family stuff but have found time to learn to knit socks!
Thanks to Lucy at Attic24 for introducing me (via her blog) to the basic sock pattern and the sock along from the amazing Christine at Winwick Mum. Here are some pics of my first ever socks. I used Drops Fabel self-striping sock yarn which magically produces a lovely fair isle pattern as you knit.
These were a bit too big for me in the end so I had another go. It’s fiddly but Christine’s pattern is ok once you understand how it works. My advice to newbies would be to make a smaller pair with a short rib just to practice all the elements. I would also suggest using lifelines (esp if you are a hooker) so that if (when) you have to frog it is easier to pick up your stitches. The sockalong Facebook group is full of helpful people who will help & won’t judge you even if you are making a total hash of your early socks!