I am loving socks now. I never thought I'd love socks and never really wanted to get into them, but I made my first pair for Alex for Valentine's Day and now I'm hooked.
I've declared Sunday Sock Day. Not that I don't work on them at other times too, but Sundays are especially for socks. I definitely recommend this book from Interweave Press "Favorite Socks." I gave it to myself for my birthday and love it.
I'm using Rowan Wool Cotton and size 1 needles (yes, they ARE very much like toothpicks.)