For my first pair of socks I used Very Pink's Magic Loop sock instructions with video's to go with them. It worked really well since I knew nothing about socks and was scared to death of DPNs! The one thing about frogging is that I learned LOTS doing it again and again and again!
I put all my patterns in plastic sleeves and then in a binder. I take them out when I use them but the plastic really saves them after I drag them around for a month or so. I got some at Wal-Mart and some at Dollar General. They have 3 holes for putting in a notebook which you can't see from my picture.
My plans since my first pair are to remake another pair like my first to reinforce what I learned. Then we'll see but I would like to learn to use DPN's and Very Pink has another tutorial for that which I will definitely use! Her patterns are $8.00 but well worth it for a novice like me. I follow Susan Anderson's blog and she's on Ravelry too. She's a knitting designer and does lots of socks in her spare time. I want to try her sock pattern as everyone seems to like it.....including Susan!
I would also like to try toe-up at some point.............
and then these I'm saving for some special yarn when I get really good at socks.....I hope that happens sometime in this lifetime.
Excuse the blotches....I have no idea where they came from.....it looks like ghosts got in the way!
I know a lot of knitters have made these socks and they always look so pretty and so comfortable.
So, there's my list to learn new techniques and venture into new pattern territory...hopefully without frogging too many times! Have a great week!