i finished knitting my first sock last night. it wasn’t as hard as i thought it would be, although i had a hell of a time figuring out kitchener stitch (the stitch you use to seam the heel and toe)--i tried to do it step-by-step while reading the instructions, but that became really confusing and i screwed up a lot, so i had to put down the needles and draw myself a picture. that worked well, and it's easy now that i get it.
this afternoon i’m off to mccall for a week of knitting and reading and cooking and playing musics, so i’m sure i’ll have ample time to knit a buddy for this guy. i’m excited to try more challenging patterns, too—this one’s simple and kind of boring, but i think it looks pretty cute.