If you haven't read A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, you totally should. I don't think they're just for kids as they are pretty dark. There is a warning at the beginning of each book that basically says that if you like stories that start with "Once upon a time..." and end with "and they lived happily ever after", don't read the book. There are 13 books but none of them are very long. I listened to them on audiobook which was pretty fun since most of them are read by Tim Curry (who is hilarious).
I haven't seen the movie yet, but according to the designer of the Snicket Socks, they were inspired by Violet Baudelaire's dress in the movie. I like the simple and classic design of these socks. They are interesting but they still look functional. As in, they're gonna keep your feet warm.
I have discovered that I am not a sock knitter. I enjoy knitting socks, but my socks are pretty basic, and I don't usually go crazy over sock patterns. I haven't attempted anything beyond one at a time, top-down, 3x1 rib socks that look like this:
In my opinion, socks go on your feet. They keep your feet warm. They go in shoes. I enjoy making them as a small, portable, not too intensive project, and I do enjoy wearing hand knitted socks, but I'm probably never going to make (or wear) anything like these. Sorry, Matt.