Gee, Northernlights...socks are very popular right now, and not just socks on the smaller needles...one newer knitter I know has been knitting socks for her husband out of worsted for hunting. I'm considering a pair of "hiking" socks for my son. I have been knitting on and off for over 40 years. Right now am in a knitting jag, that has no end in sight! Having 3 grandsons (4, 2, and 3 weeks) sure hasn't helped...LOL. I got an Apple Hat pattern that is so very easy, so made one, and loved the basic pattern so much I have been making the hat in various colors, and used it to learn something new - working with multiple colors. Being a "classic" knitter, I never tried that, but have been pleased. Also am just finishing a knit-from-the-top-down (no piecing!) sweater for one grandson, and have startd a 2nd one. Also have been making Irish Hiking Scarves - they are pretty neat, easy and portable. Have been making dishcloths/washcloths - found a great site that has them with initial you can knit in, and states. hmmm....currently have 3 projects on needles - never bored! Would love to hear what other Wisconsin knitters are making. We could set up a "meeting site" on Meetup.com...anyone interested?