I have officially gotten on the sock bandwagon. I enjoyed making these socks SO much. I used the How I Make My Socks pattern by Susan B Anderson and they could not have been easier. I can't be sure, but I think it was the stripes that really kept me motivated. Every few rows they changed colors like magic. And the yarn felt so good to work with...smooth and squishy. Definitely want to use more Desert Vista Dyeworks yarn again! And these socks? They'll be in my drawer waiting for next Christmas!!