Okay, Silver's sock tutorial rocks! If I can make a pair of socks, anyone can. I made a lot of mistakes, but they are a wearable pair of socks. I originally bought this yarn (J. Knits Superwash Me - Sock) to make a washable shawl for my mom, but discovered that she can no longer figure out how to wear a shawl (alzheimer's). So I decided to make her some socks instead.
The sizing is okay, but I'm a little disappointed that the 2 x 2 ribbing isn't more elastic. It doesn't hug the ankle very well. Would a different yarn be better?