I like knitting projects that don't take terribly long. I made 2 sweaters but they took forever. So I like making mittens, hats, and SOCKS. I haven't had the second sock syndrome problem yet, but I just got some long circular needles to try the two socks at once thing. I knitted these on double pointed needles, toe up, one at a time with a short row heel. :)
The squares in the same color as the toe and heel are washing instructions. I want that to be consistent from pair to pair, but I think a one row symbol would be easier and add less bulk.
Here's a great site with all sorts of sock making directions: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8mnnp/toesheels.html