I've been working on these socks sporadically since May, and I finally finished them last night.
The pattern is Diagonal Cross Rib Socks from the book 'Favorite Socks'. The pattern was easy enough for me to keep my mind on TV or conversations, but still there was enough to concentrate on so I didn't loose interest in knitting. The yarn is Regia Strato (now discontinued) in color 5740 - Troll.
These socks don't really photograph well, it's really hard to get a good picture that shows both the pattern and the yarn colors, but I think these do a decent job of capturing both. All I ask is that you ignore my pajama pants in the pics...LOL