Greetings to all the knitters and needleworkers present! I am an RN over 30 years, a wife, mother and grandmother and enjoy knitting socks. I learned to knit as a small child at my mother's knee, and had largely abandoned the hobby due to the exorbitant cost of yarns, but then discovered sock knitting! I initially used the Magic Stripe Sock Yarn that Lion Brand QUIT making (boo!) but have moved on to other brands and weights of yarns. It has been a rather lengthy learning curve to get the socks done right, though I can profess that even if they're not 'correctly' done, they'll still be functional...however it is most gratifying to learn the CORRECT way to knit a heel flap and turn the heel itself...still learning, still knitting and enjoying everyone's comments and achievements on this forum!