Why knit so many socks? What is the appeal?
For a knitter, there are great long bits of mindless knitting down the leg (unless you do fancy cables, which I do not do), then a fiddly bit that you have to concentrate on to make the heel and gusset, then some more mindless knitting in the round until you reach the toe. For me, that's a perfect combination of easy and more difficult.
For the recipient, handknit wool socks are a way to have warm feet and fun colors that can show or not.
As you can see, I have a lot of orange shades to use up.
Gift socks (two pairs)
Two more pairs, both for me
More gift socks