The first comment on my post yesterday was from Julie, with a few wonderful quick gift suggestions. My favorite was the Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays. Julie makes hers into slippers by adding slipper bottoms to the soles.
I can attest to the fact that this pattern is quick, since I used some Cascade 220 Superwash to knit one up for myself during our trip to Louisiana.
I've also given it a name inspired by my trip - Le Petit Sockon Rouge. Once the services for my uncle were over, we spent some time visiting with my aunt and cousins. One day they took us on the Tabasco Factory tour. We learned about a little red stick called Le Petit Baton Rouge. The pepper pickers use it to make sure the peppers are just the right shade of red before they are picked. Leave it to me and Pea to get silly and dub my red sock Le Petit Sockon Rouge.
The second sock probably won't be finished until after my Christmas knitting is done, but you never know. However, I do have plans to knit a pair for someone else on my Christmas list. I bet someone you love would be thrilled with a thick, warm pair of cabled socks this Christmas too!