Okay, I’m a fairly new knitter and am now enjoying my first sock.
A couple of things that will help is to decide if you want to use dpns or 2 circs (or magic loop). Whichever method you use, practice on it for a while before getting started. I confess, I found a pattern for a mini Christmas stocking ornament, and made about 8 of those on 2 circs over the last couple of months before starting a real sock. (Smaller, and less intimidating).
Basically, if you get comfortable with your “method” (i.e, you actually know how to knit on two circs/dpns), then the sock really isn’t impossible to learn. For the heel turn, you just follow the directions in the pattern…knit so many, turn your work, knit so many, knit 2 tog., turn your work, until you’re done. Then it’s just picking up stitches and following the directions again.
Start with a pattern that tells you each step and it won’t be so hard as trying to figure it out with a general instruction.
I also made a pair of Fuzzy Feet, which was a big project and easy step by step instructions (its written for dpns, but I used 2 circs).
All that to say, don’t be too discouraged…you CAN do it if you want to. It may be that socks aren’t the most fun thing for you and you may not want to knit them after all. But don’t give up if it’s something you’d really like to do. IT just takes a little perseverance. (and a few mistakes and some ripping out…but that’s all part of the learning process!:))