I think it's the fiddly double pointed needles with the teeny tiny
In an effort to combat that double threat, I bought this new sock book and decided to teach myself to knit from the toe-up, and not use dpns.
Saturday night, I taught myself the turkish cast-on, and using two circulars, I'm well on my way to the heel.
I'm using Rock Creek yarn in Cherry Blossom, and I've decided to just knit these in plain stockinette, although I may do some patterning on the leg portion, if I'm feeling particularly ambitious. I do think this yarn looks lovely in plain stockinette, though.
Gratuitious Olias shot above.
Here's hoping I can break the sock curse!