I finished my first pair of socks ever. I just used a synthetic medley yarn for my test pair. I have thought about making socks for a long time but just couldn't find a pattern I was confident using. I was sorting through books and found my old copy of A Complete Guide to Knitting by Pam Dawson. The socks in the book didn't look very nice but I was ready the pattern and thought - I can do this. So I did. I got a bit stuck on the heel flap but then worked it out and here they are, my first pair of socks. They fit nicely in my sneakers and slippers and have been perfect for the cold snap in Adelaide. I look forward now to using nice sock wool for my next pair. They don't actually take long to make so that was a bonus.