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.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper