Here are a bunch of terrible photos of my first ever socks for ME! I still haven't gotten a tripod, and I took these when I was the only human in the house, so yeah... voila!
I love the pattern of these socks. I found it on Ravelry by searching for free sock patterns. There are several thousand! This particular one is Butterblumchen. I only put three little flowers on each sock even though the pattern has you knit them over the foot as well. This was for easy of knitting, and also since I can't see how they would hold up well if I wear these inside shoes during winter.
I knit these on little 9" circular needles. They took some getting used to, but the socks felt like they grew faster than with dpns. I just took breaks when my hand got uncomfortable from gripping the short needles. As I progressed, I could knit for longer periods of time. They just take getting used to.
Webs online. It is called Charlemont in Soft Grape kettle dyed. I don't think that the soft grape on the page at the link is the exact same, though. It looks like a solid. Anyway, I'm very happy with the yarn and am eyeing the waterfall hand-dyed. Wouldn't that be a lovely cardi? I'm still a sweater knitter at heart.