WooHoo! I did it! I actually learned how to knit socks. Even though I've finished them, I'm still in awe that I learned how to make them. They are a little tricky, but not nearly as hard as I thought they'd be.
I used yarn that my mother-in-law bought for me when they were in Belgium over the holidays. After washing, they are super duper soft. I didn't think wool could be that deliciously soft.
The only downside is that these turned out a bit too big. Not saggy baggy big, but big enough that I'm considering frogging them and starting over. I'm a little bummed by that but not too badly because it just means I get more practice with socks and I get to knit with yummy yarn. So it's all good. :)