Socks aren't hard! I'm on my third pair. Go buy yourself some funky sock yarn and do the Silver sock tutorial. Each part of the sock on it's own is actually really easy, so if you go through it step by step it's no problem at all. Socks are great mobile knitting projects, and good in-between projects if you want to work on something small in between some bigger projects...and they're also great for when you can't blow alot of money on yarn but really want to buy something.
That being said, I have my first deserted UFO to report. I think I'm going to frog it eventually. On top of that I'm working on the knitty thermal pattern which is taking FOREVER - a sweater on 2.5 needles
- and a pair of easy lace socks (my first attempt at lace). I'm done with sock #1 and am suffering from Second Sock Syndrome pretty bad, so basically I've just been working on the thermal in the evenings during my knitting time. I think I'll cast on the second sock this weekend though.