I just finished knitting my 3rd pair of socks. They turned out almost perfect - practice really does help when it comes to knitting. I made a few small mistakes when I wasn't paying attention, but I think that happens when you're working on a lacy pattern that requires some amount of concentration and you have 3 little ones that can always manage to disrupt at the worst possible time. I've found that keeping a pen and paper nearby to quickly jot down where I'm at in the pattern helps me significantly!
Unfortunately it is much too hot around here (near 100 degrees!) to wear socks, but when the weather cools off a bit I'll be sliding around on our newly waxed floors in my new socks!