This time around was way easier, in part because I used knitting needles that were one size larger than the ones I used for my dad's socks and in part because this sock pattern was much simpler.
Pattern: Simple Skyp Socks (FREE on Craftsy;! Note that this is an affiliate link.)
Yarn: Schoppel Zauberball in 1507 Autumn Wind
I made these for Alex, and he seemed to prefer this yarn over the yarn I used to make my dad's socks. And the color changes in the yarn mean that you don't need a crazy complicated stitch to make the socks look awesome.
The time for sock knitting is about to end, so maybe I should try to squeeze one more pair in for myself before winter is over!