Computer-aided dyeing and a plain vanilla sock pattern = a fabulous pair of socks. A pair like this goes so fast I can whip through it in only 2-3 days. I love hand knit socks!
Red Heart "Heart and Sole" yarn, 2.5 mm needles (size 1.5). This yarn can be found at most craft stores like JoAnn's, is quite inexpensive, comes in beautiful colors, and wears like iron.