Well, this is My 3rd attempt at knitting socks. Well in this case one sock - a Christmas Stocking for my niece that went to East Carolina University. My first attempt was with DPNs. Big mistake for me as I quickly found out that DPNs and I do not get along. My 2nd attempt was toe-up with 2 circulars. Much, much better, until I got to the heel. I could not figure the heel pattern out, so I kinda fudged it. Bad Idea. However, I did figure out my mistake with my "fudge factor" so on to attempt 3. (I still don't understand the heel pattern, but I'll work on that later.) The 3rd attempt was not quite the charm, but I'm happy with it. This sock stuff would go a whole lot easier if I would just stop being so stubborn and take a class!