I'd never really thought about socks as a part of the overall loveliness category. I don't wear socks very often, certainly not wool socks. I live in SoCal, you're lucky if I wear shoes inside the house.
Tasia had a great post about how hand-made socks are just like fine lingerie - a touch of beauty that no one knows about except you. Those little touches can make all the difference in how we carry ourselves.
So, I give you a link. http://sewaholic.net/sock-obsession/