We learned to make socks, and I am currently working on my third pair! I made some for myself.
And I made some for my husband.
And I'm working on a third pair for myself again. It's a wonderful thing to do while waiting like in dentists' and doctors' offices, or in the airport and airplane. I also always knit in front of the tube - it's relaxing while still making me feel productive. Socks feel like a great project because they're small enough to bring everywhere, so useful when completed, and easy to try new things with. My current pair are getting a spiral textural pattern and I'm planning on trying cables next and color work after that! Just watch, in July, I'll be sitting outside, in the sun, knitting wool socks. Heaven help me I've caught the knitting bug.