Specifics on the socks:
Pattern: Mad Cow from Sock Madness Round One
Yarn: Firefly and Gold Hill by Lornas Laces gotten at The Loopy Ewe
Needles: Size One Knitpicks Circulars
Alterations to Pattern: None, I did go with 5 strips on the leg, just to be on the safe side.
Person Receiving the Socks: Mom