I knitted some baby socks for my neighbour's baby.
Default pattern over 32 sts. Knitted in leftover wool on 2mm needles. They took one evening which is very gratifying for a quick knit. I even got the striping to match up more or less. Depending on when the baby arrives, there may or may not be a matching hat (not that you need many baby hats for a summer baby in California).