Sock question

OK, all you seasoned sock knitters out there in KH land… how difficult would it be for me to knit my first pair of socks from just following a pattern, without attending a class or watching someone do it? Be honest now. I can knit in the round, graft, do short rows. Would I tear my hair out in frustration or just be minorly irritated as I worked out the kinks?

I have a ball of nifty self patterning trekking sock yarn. It was going to be a sweater but that wasn’t working out the way I wanted it to, so I’d like to make a pair of socks for my DS.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid]Oh, girl, you are SO READY to do this…you CAN definitely do it on your own.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid]I did it, with just one (wonderful) person on standby for question-answering…you’ve got ALL OF US ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid][SIZE=5][COLOR=red]Go for it[/COLOR][/SIZE]…and, yes, you might get a little irritated, but more than that, you’ll get VERY DELIGHTED ! :hug:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=magenta]Come on over and join us in the Any Sock KAL[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=magenta]http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=62407 [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=magenta] – it’s an ongoing knitalong thread for any sock a person wants to knit on, and we have a lot of new sock knitters, and lots of good help ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=magenta]Oh, yeh…it just happens to be alot of fun, too ![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

You can do it!

http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html

This is what I used to knit my first few pair of socks on dpn’s. Now I knit them on two circulars. I haven’t tried toe up, but I’m going to make myself do it!

I did my first socks following Silver’s Sock Class: http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm

It’s not really a pattern (although she does tell you how many stitches to use and how many inches to knit for), rather it’s step by step instructions on making a cuff down sock with a heel flap, for any weight of yarn!!