I made it, my first real pair of socks is ready and in use. The new owner seems happy enough to have recieved them (well, he saw me working on them hard), but to be honest they are not the best-made socks I've seen.
I chose the wrong cast-on, made the heelpflap bit weird, and picked up way too many sticthes - and decrased far too slowly to fix that mistake. Did I mention I had too big needles? Or well, maybe not, the airy effect is nice, but the new sockowner is concerned they'll break right away. They might, who knows.
I have enough Lana Grossa Mailenweit Magico left to make myself a pair too. Now that I know what went wrong with these, I'll be able to fix the mistakes in the next pair.
I won't be starting on socks right away, though. I decided I'll find my old beginning-of-a-swater fom my stash and continue on that. Here's the situation:
This is supposed to become the Pinup Queen from S'n'B The Knitters Handbook.
I couldn't begin to imagine what it'll really turn out... I replaced the yarn, the gauge is not exactly the given one, and yes, this will be my first ever sweater.
I do tend to be a very free-minded knitter, don't you think? I might need to tighten up sometime soon, otherwise I'll never get to really admire my own work - until now it's been kind of 'ohwell-it's-ok', or when I have been lucky 'this-is-nice'... and when I'm not lucky: rip it, rip it.