I have to admit, I never really got the whole sock obsession thing with knitters and crocheters. I guess I had two 'areas of resistance' with the whole thing (or maybe three).
First - Having lived through the 80's, when all socks HAD to match the rest of your outfit, I've now gone to the other extreme. I have white socks and I have black socks. That's it. Not even any navy blue. Nothing.
Second - I guess, I just had trouble getting my head around paying somewhere in the neighbourhood of at least $5 for some sock yarn, when I could just go to Target (or similar) and buy a perfectly good pair of socks for less than that - and I didn't have to do any work.
Third - although technically speaking a blanket, or a scarf, or a hat could last for years or even generations, socks really have a limited lifespan.
On the other hand though, I can see some appeal to them. They are small and portable, can be worked up quit quickly, can be easily adjustable for odd sized feet, and can be made in so many varieties of colours and fibres - absorbent cotton to warm wool.
So as they say, don't knock it till you try it. With all the sock fuss, I figured maybe there is something to it that I'm just missing out on. Sooooo, I am now in the process of attempting my first pair of crocheted sock. I'm about halfway through the first sock (which I think I am making a little too large). I really love the colourful yarn I am using - so they will be fun when they are finished. I'm coming up to the tricky part, so we'll see how it goes from here.