This is my first sock attempt. I'm using the Thuja sock pattern which is a nice easy one to start with. I thought that I'd use wool I had lying around to practice on, and I grabbed some 4mm dpns. After a bit of a struggle with the dpns (the first part is pretty messy, don't look too closely!) I finally got the hang of how to hold them and now I have made a sock tower. The wool is quite thick and I've been knitting it quite tightly, so it stands up by itself!
I'm really enjoying the whole thing though, and I have bought some more wool to try different socks after this one. Socks are probably a good way to learn different knitting techniques such as cables while actually finishing something :)