Ok, there's some back-story to this, so bear with me...
A good friend of mine in the crocheting community has some great yarn sources at extremely good prices. I jokingly asked her to hook me up, and she ended up sending me some yummy Stacy Charles color 107
(2 balls). I new as soon as I got the yarn in hand, I knew that it was meant to adorn my feet. It would keep me warm and it wasn't itchy like some wools. But, it's a worsted weight yarn, and not really sock yarn. So after some search, I found a pattern booklet titled Knit Socks: Whatever the Yarn!
and found a pattern inside that I felt would give this beginner a challenge, but not be too difficult. The yarn that my friend sent me was my inspiration to learn how to knit as I didn't have enough to crochet a pair of socks (that and I don't like the looks of most crocheted socks...)
I digress... After taking a long hiatus from the sock that I had cast on, I decided to pick it back up tonight, more confident in my skills with the help of this site (Thank you, Amy!) Before stopping, I had just a few more rows to go before I was ready to turn the heel. I had stopped there because I knew it would be easy to know where I was at in the pattern, and picking up stitches for the gusset royally scared the crap out of me. I've watched Amy's videos on this time and time again, and decided that tonight was do or die. And after fighting with some rather tight stitches, I was able to do it. I'm now well on my way into the foot of the sock!
I would have a pic of my progress, but I don't do pics of WIPs because I have this weird thing about it jinxing my projects. However, once one sock is done, I'd be more than happy to share my very first sock! :XX: