So, as usual, I always put kids first and the same is true with knitting. I honed my sock skills knitting a couple of pairs of socks for kid 1 and 2 before trying my hand at socks for me. It was probably a really good thing because these socks came this close to being a disaster. I did have to rip and redo the foot of the first one, but other that that there were no problems. The pattern was easy to commit to memory- which meant that I could watch TV and knit at the same time :) And the yarn was beautiful and great to work with. I am very happy with how they turned out :) I am now very excited to try another pair of socks.