These are the Java Socks pattern off Knitty.com. I wish I could say they were quick to knit but they're for my husband - I haven't come across a "quick" pair of socks for guys feet yet.These socks were fun to knit, lots and lots cables but that gave me the opportunity and inspiration to learn how to cable without a needle. Which was, actually, quite easy with Grumperina's tutorial.
I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine yarn... I can't say enough good things about this yarn. It was wound for a year (closer to two) and I soaked it, dried it, rewound it and it still knit up beautifully and quite stretchy. I was very worried that having been stretched that long it wouldn't have much bounce left but I was wrong. The color is just perfect for these socks!