I made it! I casted on for my first sock, that is not actually mine, but for Jan. I’m knitting these lovely cabled kilt hose for his Scottish attire – he plays in a pipe band. We chose a no-brand white aran bluefaced leicester 3/5 Nm (what does 3/5 Nm mean? Lookie here for an explanation on yarn count) and I’m knitting it on 2.5 mm circular needles to obtain a dense and stiff fabric that washes up to a soft but still sturdy fabric. It has a very nice stitch definition that I hope will show the cables pretty well.
On for the pics. First, two of the three 100 grams skeins I’m using for the first pair of kilt hose:
And second, a shot of my first ever short row toes on my first socks ever! (yes, I am proud of myself I’m taming the sock beast):
The circular needle you might be able to see there is a Pony, 80 cm long 2.5 mm. Got two of them at a shop here for around 5.50e. They seem sturdy and are very pointy!