In October 2015 I decided to learn to knit socks - I read somewhere that they are more comfortable than bought socks and I decided to have a go. I was only an OK knitter but socks (I thought) are such simple things - how hard could it be? It was a nightmare. Double pointed knitting needles were like knitting with a hedgehog. The first sock took 6 weeks - knitting for about an hour - 90 minutes most evenings. The second only took 2 weeks. But they turned out different sizes - even with the same amount of stitches. The first one was baggy and uneven, so I unraveled it and made a 3rd - again it took about 2 weeks. I gave them to my daughter as part of a mix of small presents for Christmas. She loved them. I'm now hooked on knitting socks .... I'm still slow, but I have a small family. They're all getting some next Christmas. I'll bet loads of you ca knit socks in a jiffy!