First are Victory Socks from the Wendy Johnson book. They are made of Malabrigo sock yarn in 850 Archangel.
These socks are also Malabrigo sock, 870 Candombe. These are knit referencing a pattern I found on knitty.com. It's called Spring Forward, by Linda Welch. The pattern is written for a cuff-down sock. I made these toe up using a generic sock pattern, then used the chart for the design (upside down) from the Linda Welch pattern. I love these socks! The pattern is simple and quick.
So right away, I had to make another pair, this time using 859 Primavera. I might make another pair before I get out of the mood. This pattern is quick and fun.