I asked for the kit for Christmas because I'm not really a sock knitter. I know some might consider that knitting sacrilege, but I'm just not that into it.
But I wanted to give socks another try. Because knitting socks seems very useful, and portable, and non-seasonal. The kit has enough yarn for five pairs of socks, and here's the first.
They're too short, but other than that, successful. I knit them from the top down, and I'm going to knit the next pair from the bottom up and go until I use an entire ball of yarn.
And how great are those shoes? I got them on sale at the end of last summer and - lucky me! - they're still hip this year. Now if only there wasn't snow on the ground, I'd be able to wear them.