I have never knitted socks and it's one thing I plan to do. I can do some pretty complicated knitting but socks have never been something I wanted to do until now. It has been great to see all the sock knitting on Instagram . It has inspired me to try socks. They'd be warm and cosy and depending on the yarn or wool used, very durable. I have chosen these socks to start with. As I have explained before on this blog it's important to stay within your learning capabilities as you try new things. With socks I am a beginner and so need something straight forward and simple. Something I understand. I know , once I have made one pair I will get it and then be able to move on to fancier and more impressive things. These are just nice socks. I am all right with that .