Let me again say how grateful I am that Andrew likes color. He does not ask me to knit miles of gray stockinette, and for that I rejoice.
When we made our road trip to Simply Socks, Andrew picked out yarn for future socks. He especially liked Zauberball Starke 6, a sportweight sock yarn with really odd and delightful color repeats.
Generic sock recipe on 56 stitches
knit in Zauberball Starke 6 in colorway 1537
Did I also mention how grateful I am that Andrew doesn't need his socks to match?
Andrew likes his socks tight, so I did a 3-1 rib all the way down the leg and the top of the foot. I can't explain why they were finished so quickly. Some of it must be that I was entertained by the colors and kept knitting to see what would happen next. It's also true that 56 stitch rounds instead of 64 or 72 zip right along.
I have no problem knitting more of these... which is good since Andrew bought three balls of the stuff.