The first pair I made or attempted went badly. I used the Jecks pattern and when I had almost finished the second sock, I noticed that the pattern was not centered. These socks were to be a gift so the error just wouldn't do. I put them aside.
The second pair of socks were a nice blue/grey/white combination with Opal sport yarn. The Jecks pattern worked out just right.
So, I fell short of my goal by one pair and one sock.
I will finished them up and be more realistic if there is a challenge again next year.