Nine, that's how many pairs of socks I have knit since I started making them in September 2013.
I really like the way these turned out and I can see so much improvement in my knitting.
My two biggest improvements are that the place where the rows join on my circular needles is no longer a visible line. That is a huge improvement from my first pair. The next improvement I have made is to memorized the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern and it turns out good every time. I also discovered that starting the toe with 16 stitches and then increasing to 32 stitches fits my foot perfectly. You might not think there is a fit to socks but when you hand knit socks and they don't have a lot of stretch, the fit is very important. As a bonus, the pattern almost lines up.
This yarn was a fun one to work with and see the pattern form as I continued knitting. I am finishing up another pair of socks now, but after that I think I am going to try knitting with double pointed needles and also try using an elastic thread in the cuff to help with the baggy cuff.
Yarn: Opal Hundertwasser Sock Yarn color 2104/625
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 1 (2.5mm)
Pattern: Simple stockinette stitch with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.