I finished my first pair of knit socks last week! I loved knitting these up. They are a very basic sock, just a simple 2x2 ribbing, and they are so soft and cozy.
I just learned to knit this past October while at the Sewing Summit, so this is by far the most advanced knitting project I've done. And to tell you the truth, it wasn't bad at all! Knittinghelp.com is really helpful, it had a great video for turning the heel and picking up stitches for the gusset. The other tutorial that was helpful for me was one for the kitchener stitch by Knitty that I used to close up the toes.
Madelinetosh sock is the nicest yarn, and I am a big fan of the oxblood color. The yarn is really squishy and easy to work with. I am looking forward to experimenting with other sock yarns. Any recommendations?
So yes, I think I have have a new obsession. Since I've finished these, I've casted on another pair and am halfway done. Knitting is the perfect hobby for me right now. Finley is such a busy little 18 month old, and sewing is hard to do right now. But this is just perfect. I see lots of socks in my near future.