I just finished the Hiking Socks out of the Knitting (Man)ual (I just made them in one color though). Talk about quick! I started them yesterday and finished them tonight. I'm not so sure what I think about using such thick yarn for socks - a little worried about whether or not the "grain" is going to be too much. We'll see. In any case, If you haven't tried socks before, these would be a great starter.
Grace and Peace,