Well I did it! I finally finished knitting my first ever pair of socks!
I'm so pleased how they turned out. I still need to give them a wash but they fit, are so toasty and warm, and they are even matchy, matchy, lol.
All the details:
Sock Yarn - Opal Sweet n Spicy 3 4ply 9120 Fruchtnougat
Needle size - 3.0 mm to cast on, Knit Pro Zings 2.5mm
Pattern - Basic 4ply sock by Christine Perry (Winwick Mum). I followed the Sockalong posts.
Christine's sock along is great if you are a first time sock knitter - all the terms and techniques are explained in easy to follow steps and there are lots of photos.
I chose to knit my socks on double pointed needles, but alas I managed to lose one down the couch one night, never to be seen again, grrr.
I've already cast on for another pair, using some of the lovely Bleating Art yarn I purchased at Knit August Nights last weekend.
I'm using this pattern from Ravelry.
I can see why now sock knitting can become very addictive!