So, the first FO (finished object) of 2008 -- Specs: Regia Cotton Surf sock yarn, 41% wool/34% cotton/25% polyamide. Cast on 64 stitches for ribbing, decrease to 60 for leg, standard heel flap with Dutch heel, reduce stitches to 52 for a narrower foot, knit round and round and Bob's your uncle!, a pair of socks.
From the book "Get Your Crochet On" by Afya Ibomu -- the Soldier cap. Crocheted from Paton's Classic Merino, which was on sale at JoAnn's -- modifications: cap made deeper, and brim made one row longer. It doesn't dip so far down on a human (that would be me) -- oddly enough my own noggin is a bit bigger than Styrofoam Head Guy. Although this book seems to be focused upon hip, urban youth (and I am none of those things) I found several styles that I would make. Her hint on adding thin elastic cording to the edges of the hats -- invaluable.