I have been working on this pair of socks for my SIL for a couple weeks, off and on. I think this is the nicest pair I have made yet. I used Regia Silk Color....its a very soft yarn. And not stiff like some sock yarns I have used. Not splitty, either. I am going to get more of this yarn and see if I can find similar types. I want to try making myself a pair.
I have sock making down to a science, now. I can make a pair of socks without a pattern. As long as you understand the parts of a sock and how each relates to the other, its fairly easy to construct one. And if the yarn has enough stretch, it can be very forgiving and you dont have to be perfect on the measurments. After all, socks you buy in a store stretch to fit many foot shapes and sizes. Crocheted socks should do the same.