I FINALLY knitted a pair of socks. I have been knitting for over 5 years now and I have tried knitting socks several times. Every time I have had so much trouble and eventually I have given up. I think I was originally trying a toe up pattern. This time I tried this top down pattern: http://blog.fuzzymitten.com/2009/01/baby-mitten-socks.html
It was so easy and I finished both socks in a couple days (I could have done them much faster, but was crazy busy with chairing a Girl Scout event).
The lucky recepient of these adorable little socks will be my brand new niece. I started knitting them the day before she was born (my sister did not want to know the gender before the birth). BOY am I glad she was a little GIRL.
I use the term, LITTLE, quite loosely since she was actually 9 lbs. 6 oz. Good thing I used a very stretchy sock yarn. I used Patons stretch socks in the color "sugar". I can't wait to go visit the little princess and see if they fit.