I was an ambitious new knitter. I knit two dishcloths, then started on my first pair of socks. Overall, this is a pretty solid pair. They're the same size, the heels aren't crooked, the knitting is even. The biggest problem is that they're too small for me. I followed a pattern on a free flyer exactly (60sts on US2 needles) and my gauge didn't match the pattern, so the sock circumference isn't wide enough for me. I also overestimated the stretch that the knitting would have, and the feet are a little short.
My own personal favorite, though, is the botched toe. It's tough to see here, but the kitchener stitch is done on the wrong side. See, when I started knitting these, the knitting fell so that I was knitting the socks inside out. I had no idea that you weren't supposed to knit socks inside out, so when I reached the directions for kitchener stitch, I followed them exactly. Et voila, an inside-out kitchener. I love it. Of all the things that could possibly go wrong in a pair of socks, it was the kitchener stitch that got me.
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