Over the past couple of years, I have come to be a hard and true fan of Anne Podlesak of Wooly Wonka Fibers. I was introduced to her fibers through the knitting Gale by Anne Hanson of Knitspot and through joining the A Change of Seasons lace club that Anne offered last year. During SKP2008, one of the patterns selected for the pentathlon was Anne's Rattlesnake Creek socks, which I am doing in my Pumpkin Juice Happy Hooves batt from Enchanted Knoll Farms.
I recently saw Anne's post about socks she is designing for Nancy of Long Ridge Farm. Nancy does natural dyeing, and the yarn used for these socks is Logwood, in a sport weight. As such, they knit up very quickly. Nancy will be selling the pattern in kits with her yarns. I fell in love with Anne's pattern immediately and offered to be a test knitter for her. She took me up on it, and I started Tuesday knitting on these socks. Even with working a full time job, I am almost done with the first sock. And I LOVE these socks, and the color, and the yarn.
With this sort of enjoyment from a project, I know I will have separation anxiety when I finish these socks, but then I get to enjoy wearing them!