I am also a knitter and just love making socks. I think they are easy and there are so many wonderfully designed sock yarns. I could never get the hang of knitting with a couple of different balls of yarn but there is no need to do that.
I am going to try some different yarns this year. The first new one I tried was Sockotta. This has some cotton in it along with wool and some nylon. I really like how they look and feel.
Next I am using some fancy hand dyed yarn. After I bought it I see it is hand wash. So I will have to be extra careful because I usually just toss all my socks in the washer and dryer.
I have found I like having some white in with the colors.
I just love the paper pieced blocks by Carol Doak. I just received her new book Mariners Compass and found the perfect block. I may not have enough of this fabric for all the bocks but have another piece of the darker that is just as beautiful. I bought some beautiful blue fabric at Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire in October. We went there to attend my son's wedding to the most wonderful and beautiful girl in the whole world.
These blocks are not due until late October so I have plenty of time to get them finished. I will probably make a couple each month. Each section has 4 pieces and there are 8 sections.