So yesterday, I went to a friend's place for a lesson in needle binding, the viking equivalent of knitting or crocheting. I have always loved the way it looked, but it also looked super difficult. However, once I got started, it really isn't that hard.
I made a cylinder at first as a test, and now I just finished my first sock and am very excited! I am very pleased with it as a first try, and I am sure it will only improved from here on. The stitches are York-style.