I can share pictures of my socks with you. I finished them earlier this morning. I got the yarn from KnitPicks, it's 75% wool and 25% nylon. the color is very beautiful - Pansy Multi.
I got a wonderful sock book for my birthday called "Sock Knitting Master Class" I used the techniques in the book to construct my own sock pattern. This book is the best knitting book I have ever seen. It has a companion DVD that shows you how to do all the techniques and if you're a visual learner (like I am) it's very helpful. They have both top down instructions and toe up instructions.
All from ONE skein of yarn. I even have enough left over for some doll socks for Sophia. Pattern found HERE!