Here they are at last! Is there any more to say? Yay!
Okay...here's a little more info. I must confess, I have knit a sock before...sort-of. Just one. After trying, I swore that something miraculous would have to make me try another, like getting married--I would use the other sock to propose.
Here's the thing. If I'm green now, I was much more so then...and I had no clue what wool or sock yarn were then. I printed some easy sock pattern off the internet in college, took my woolease and went on a choir tour down south. Right at Orangeburg, SC, I was finished...complete with terrible ladders and nasty gaps. That's not to mention the metallic dpns slipping out all the time. I had no one to help me understand where I had gone wrong. That was the end of that.
Fast forward about six or seven years. I have much more knitting under my belt, I've come to the wooly dark side (more or less), and I've discovered bamboo and circulars. And I actually took a class and made knitting friends. So don't be misled. This little first pair of socks was a long time in coming. It truly is my first pair, even though it's technically socks 2 and 3. And it's also my first foray into sock yarn.
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