I dropped hints like boulders to all my family that I wanted to try sock knitting next and was not disappointed when Santa came (see below). So come Christmas night I was casting on my first ever pair of socks and so far have not found them too difficult. I mucked up a bit last night on shaping the instep as I was decreasing on every row when there should have been a knit row in between. Then I lost a stitch somewhere and had to rip it all back to the heel as i just couldn't find it. Anyway, I am very pleased with my progress so far:Only trouble is everyone in my family thinks they are hideous and wouldn't wear them if I paid them, so I don't know where they are destined. Maybe I will frame them!