I too have been turning over in my mind a pattern for new socks. Perhaps it's something in the air, just like the scent of jasmine and freesias and the thousands of tiny leaves floating down from the jacarandas in preparation for flowers. I've done quite a few pairs over winter but am looking at something lacy and spring like. I almost always have at least one pair on the needles, but have lately been doing scarves for charity giving.
I've no real plans for knitting any particular number of pairs. Then again, I had no knitting plans last year either. I just did lots of them as stress relief!