I started knitting socks as an exchange student in Tübingen, Germany in 2003. My sock production for the first few years was meager, but has increased significantly since 2006. In that year, I finished a record 54 socks.
My current pair:
yarn: SWTC tofutsies in colour 720, sweep you off your feet.
needles: US size 1, set of 5dpns
I've not managed to get all of the cuff, but that's k3p2 ribbing for about 3/4 of an inch before I switched to stockinette.