This was the start of my re-birth as a knitter (I lasted really knitted at Uni & as a young teacher back in the late 70's and early 80's). My mum had the first of two knee replacements about 15 months ago & started to knit scarves in the various 'funky' wools that were suddenly everywhere. She gave me some & in true Sue style I had to have a go myself, done.....hooked again! But I wanted to knit SOCKS! I had knitted a couple of pairs in the Middle Ages (so that I could) but I spotted a kit in the wonderful Sheepish yarn shop in Knaresborough. 5 pointy sticks, 3 pretty stitch markers, 1 pattern and one ball of Opal Rainforest 'Ladybird'. The yarn was facinating to knit with (I was of course a self-stripping yarn virgin) & I managed to knit the socks. I was now truly bitten by the knitting bug & I really 'get' knitting socks! I followed Alice's recomendation & bought Sensational Knitted Socks & 3 more pairs of socks were produced during 2 weeks island hopping in the Outer & Inner Hebrides. These are the finished goods & my fussy toes loved them!