They aren't as terrifying as you think they are-especially crocheted ones. Check the internet and you'll find as many patterns for crocheted socks as you will for knitted ones-in ranges from easy to experienced.
Right now, I'm knitting a pair of socks using some Lion wool I got on sale at my local W-M, which must be discontinuing it. I got three skeins of winter white and one black, so I'm going to see what kind of socks I can get out of them. Since this is a WW yarn, I'm using size three double pointed needles and Wendy's Toe-Up Sock pattern
Of course, I'm having to adjust it since she uses sock yarn and size 0 needles, but that's not hard. And to get both socks at once, I have two sets of needles since I don't feel like trying the two socks on one circular yet. What I'm doing instead is starting one sock to the foot part, then going to the other sock using another ball of yarn and the other needles. Then I'll work so far on one sock, and switch to the second sock. I read somewhere of a woman doing both socks at once on dpns, using the double knitting method, but I'm too chicken to try that just yet. I'd link to that, but it was quite some time back and I'm not sure I could find it again.
Anyway-with the weather cooling off, I decided some nice warm socks would be nice.
Oh, and since my dpns only come in sets of four, I'm keeping my heel sts (half the total sock) on one needle and dividing the instep sts over the other two needles. One thing about knitting-there's really no right or wrong way to do things-just the way that's comfortable for you. Same for crocheting-don't let anyone tell you that what you're doing is wrong.
Edit: I decided to see if I could find that article on double knitting a pair of socks on dpns to get a pair-and once I used the right search words I found it.
Pair of socks on dpns
I'm still interested in trying this technique, but I think I'll do it with two different colors first and do two pairs of socks-using my technique of two sets of dpns-once I finish this pair of winter white socks I'm making. I have one ball of winter white and one ball of black to try it with.