I finished my very first sock last night, and it turned out sock-shaped and everything.
Two nights ago, I stayed up until midnight knitting because I got it into my head that I couldn’t possibly go to sleep until I finished the gusset decreases. Despite the late hour I retired, I awoke bright and early yesterday morning determined that I would have a completed sock off the needles and on my foot before going to bed that night.
And I did it!
New skills learned in the course of Sock the First:
- Working with small-sized, stabbity DPNs (double-pointed needles)
- Turning a heel
- Picking up stitches
- Kitchener stitch (for grafting the toe)
I had better cast on for Sock the Second real soon, lest I get distracted by some shiny new knitting project and wind up having a lonely sock forever pining for its mate (a feeling to which I can relate at the moment, alas).
Besides, my other foot is cold.