Howdy Gang! Glad to be here and looking forward to conquering my first pair of socks. I had no real desire to make ANY socks at all until I saw a particular pair made by the Yarn Harlot. I never did find out what yarn she used, but it didn't matter... I was a goner.
As near as I can come to the knitted sock experience was a recent set of cuff-down felted slippers. First heel turns, first dpns...and nasty ladders. They felted great, though.
I wasn't in love with the dpns, and the magic loop technique makes me cringe (pulling the stitches apart to keep that loop), so I'm going to try the two-circs method. I find the size 0 needles a little unnerving. Here is the yarn I'm using... I made a little swatch to get a ballpark on stitches per inch.
Before I start my actual socks, I am going to practice a toe or two using worsted and larger needles. I'll check back in after a successful startup with the 0's. Thanks for allowing me to join in the fun!--Linda W