I feel like there are a few big milestones in every genre of crafting. In garment sewing, it might be making your own jeans, or conquering a certain fit challenge - you know, that thing that makes you think, "Hey, I CAN sew!" For me, one big knitting milestone is socks. If you stop and think about it, socks are kind of complicated beasts. They have to fit around all sorts of crazy curves, but still be comfortable and, ideally seamless.
here. Ok, they're wee socks and knit with worsted weight yarn so they went really fast, but they are honest to goodness, knit in the round with shaped heels socks. Myra is modeling them for you, despite the fact that they are actually Duncan's size. She insists that they are hers. At least she appreciates them.
Sample Sock from the book, 2 at a Time Socks. The book aims to teach the knitter to knit socks two at a time. You probably figured that out from the title. Apparently it is really easy to get your two socks mixed up during the knitting and end up with conjoined socks, so for the first pair, you knit them in two different colors so that it is obvious if you start knitting one sock with the other sock's yarn.