Cleaning in my work room this weekend I uncovered a bit of my knitting history - My Very First Sock, cir: 2003!
I had two knitters helping me with this; a Friend that lived in Washington State and a cousin who was in Colorado (who once had to email a friend in New York to answer my question) - remember now I live in Southern California. We all were connecting by email and digital photos. Using Edie Eckman's pattern I slowly test drove the process using size 8 needles and worsted weight acrylic. I can still remember my amazement of the fact that I had turned a heel for the first time and seeing the neat cup at the end of the heel flap.
You can see I had the traditional beginner's hole in the corner of the gusset
And my first attempt at the Kitchner Stitch needed lots more practice.
But it looked like a sock and fit; I was so proud of it!
Now four years later with dozens and dozens of socks behind me, I teach sock knitting in a local Yarn Shop. Maybe I should carrying MFS (my first sock) with my teaching kit?