O.k., I'm a little excited. I just finished my 1st 2 pairs of socks! I've wanted to knit socks for a long time. I finally signed up for a class this last Spring at the local Community Center only to have the worst teacher, very mean spirited, so socks got put off until now. A lady at my local yarn shop helped me find a simple pattern (Plymouth Yarn Company Encore Sock 1410) and a GREAT pair of very tiny sock circular needles (of which I forget the brand name) and I started off on my own.
This pair I made for my mother from Regia superwash wool. It was a great self striping yarn. My only issue was I ran out of yarn for the last toe and had to buy another skein.
Then I became hooked and immediately went out and purchased more yarn to make a pair for myself. Unfortunately, I ran out of yarn again with this pair but was unable to get more as it was a closeout product. I compromised and found blue yarn that matched from Blue Sky Alpacas to finish this pair.
Again, I promptly purchased more yarn. And this time I also purchased a knit from the toe up pattern (NatureSpeak Knits Toe-Up Joy by Jeanne C. Abel) so I will not run out of yarn again, but maybe have shorter socks!