Well, I can definitely cross something off of my Knitting: Year 1, List. I have made socks! Slightly too-large, need-a-better-bind-off, socks – but socks nonetheless.

I asked a friend of mine in one of my knitting groups – who is an avid sock knitter – if she uses anything special to block her socks. ‘Yeah,’ she said, ‘they’re called feet.’

They do work pretty well, I have to say.