I taught myself to knit last year. I've done baby blankies and cardies do far, but I really wanted to knit socks. Hand knit socks look so cool, and socky friends tell me they are really warm and comfier than shop bought.
But all my attempts so far have been a disaster. With one pair I got as far as the toe before realising I'd got my calculations wrong and knitted a sock for a clown. Or Bigfoot.
BUT BUT BUT this time I got it right! Followed a simple pattern from my big DK Knitting Book and got it all right! They are lovely and comfy and I am so proud.