Socks look complicated. Granted- they aren't a first project for a new knitter. But you make them like Lego's... one step at a time.
If you're a knitter who wants to jump into socks, my advise is to take a class, OR surf around on the internet. You can find videos that show you each step. I got hung up on grafting the toe so I looked for a video on the internet. Bingo! Some nice lady who made a video showed me how to do it. The internet is a wonderful thing.
I gave these socks to my BFF for Christmas. Her reaction when she opened them made it all worth it. She said, "You're giving me your first pair????" Yup. And I'm so glad I did. It reminded me of the mittens when I was 12. I received more than I gave.
I started my second pair over the holidays. For this pair, I'm doing 2 at a time on 2 circular needles. I'm using the same pattern. When I get a little more done on them, I'll show you a picture. I want to get a few quilts made so I'll only be knitting in the car (as a passenger) and in waiting rooms and places like that. It will take me a while. I'm primarily a quilter, but I call knitting my backup hobby- or take along hobby. I usually have a knitting project in my purse. For me, knitting is as much about the process as the product. I love wearing what I knit. But the real fun is in the knitting. So-- I really don't care when I finish a knitting project. I just like knitting.