Hi, Cathena, I'm so glad you de-lurked! You'll find lots of help here addressing your concerns directly now, just ask! Socks are great because they're small and portable, you can use all kinds of crazy colors, and just about the time you think you have a pretty good idea of what you're doing there will be another heel or toe method to try. Definitely not boring. Hand knit socks feel so luxurious too. Your feet will thank you.
Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..