It was with some trepidation that I started knitting a pair of socks a couple of weeks ago. There were parts that were sort of tricky, but overall, it was not as bad as I was expecting it to be. For me, it all came down to not overthinking it. I'd heard and read about how challenging "turning the heel" would be. I found that if I followed the instructions, one step at a time, it wasn't difficult at all.
Doesn't this apply to so many things we tackle everyday of our lives?
Here are some pictures of the completed socks. I used Lanaloft (by Brown Sheep). It's 100% wool sport weight yarn. This means that it will need to be hand washed -- luckily, my washing machine has a hand wash cycle.
A close up of the heel.
I love the way this self-striping yarn "patterned-out". The best part? They actually fit!
I've already started a second pair with sock weight yarn, which is much finer and proving to be a bit trickier.