I don't think I actually signed onto the SSoS for this year, but I have finished a pair of socks. This is my first proper pair, I had tried another pair in the past using the magic loop baby sock pattern from the book. With this pair, I managed not to have ladders, and they even look pretty good. I need to practice my kitchener stitch though, I am not happy with it, but other people (not knitters) can't see the problem with it.
Pattern: North Country Cotton Socks
Yarn: Wendy Classics Courtelle Double Knitting
Needles: Knitpicks Options 3.75mm
Method: magic loop, cuff down
For: I don't know yet, but I think with all the pink they need to be for a girl. I made these to match the hat from the same yarn.
I am now working on the class sock from Sensational Knitted Socks, and will try one of the other patterns. I am hoping to do a pair top down, and a pair made from the toe up. Maybe. I won't say it is a goal, cos I won't manage to do it. But I will try to do it.