I've tried socks before, and even got almost all the way through one - not one pair, but one-single-sock. I was afraid I would be a sufferer of SSS - Second Sock Syndrome. This is an affliction that prevents the victim from knitting the second sock of a pair.
I've seen people using two circular needles to knit a pair of socks and have always wanted to learn. Then, one day at Barnes & Noble, I found Knitting Circles Around Socks. The author explains in great detail how to use two circular needles to knit two socks at the same time. She also includes some great sock patterns.