I went several decades without ever attempting a sock. In fact, in that time I don’t think I even considered knitting socks for a combined five minutes. Beyond that irrational fear of turning a heel, I had one other reason: I’m very particular about how my socks fit.
Yes, re-read that last line as I smack my palm on my forehead. It was only after I’d finished two pairs and taken that Yarnover Grok the Sock class that the full stupidity of that statement sunk in. Well Golll-ly, you can customize them to fit your feet exactly.
These are pretty spot-on (despite the twisted toe that came while trying to photograph my own feet).
What surprise insights has knitting brought your way?