I have been asked is knitting socks difficult, I think no, if you can knit, decrease and pick up stitches, follow a pattern, then they are simple. A sock is a long tube, sealed at one end with a heal added in the middle, I use a simple pattern.
The first sock I knitted was poor and I have never knitted the 2nd sock to match, it was my practice run. My 1st finished pair was much better as seen here, since then I have made loads of pairs all in 4ply, using double pointed needles, which before knitting socks I did not like using.
The pattern was from Winwickmum's blog, she is the queen of sock makers, and have a few books which can be purchased, but I started with and keep using her basic pattern here.
The only advice I would give you is follow the pattern, the heal part can seam a bit strange, but it does work out, just keep with it, now I don't need the pattern, I just knit. Using such a simple design, gives me scope to use any yarn I love, I let the yarn do the work, but beware, once you start knitting socks you do get carried away. plus I get loads of request to make more.
The best bit is you can make perfectly fitting socks each time, perfect for winter months, and have fun with colours, again this year I have a list of request for them as Christmas gifts, perfect when you can't think of what to get the male relative.
I have not done any more to my socks, I have been crocheting my lap blanket, I have decided to purchase another ball of every colour and make the blanket longer, I will post photo's soon, but you only want to see things when there has been more work on it. I'm not expecting the new yarn to arrive too soon, but I can wait, I have other things I can do.
My sewing machine is out, daughter has asked for face mask, for her and her hubby and Will, I've got some great fabric for Will's, I will make myself a few, my hubby has already got some he uses in his garage when sanding.
I drove to our local wreck on Saturday, our favorite cafe, is now selling flour, butter and eggs, plus their home baked pastries and selling coffee, you can't go inside, you phone the day before with your order, pay on line and then drive and collect, you can't buy just a coffee, this is a grocery shop, but if you want a cup of coffee. I managed to get 2 bags of SR flour for baking, none of it over priced, just helping with supplies they can source, daughter was well pleased with her bag.
Blogger has changed again!! as normal I don't like it, they did not even give me a choice, I logged on and my post list was updated, doing this post has been a challenge, I can't see any benefits, other than keeping up-to-date. Oh well we will have to get used to it.