The socks for my sockapalooza pal are on their way. it took a while to get it on the needles but I am so happy I found this gorgeous yarn at my LYS. Never seen it before last weekend- Zitron's LifeStyle. Its a happy yarn. I got some more, for myself as well... I am using US2, doing a K4,P2 rib, so the design will show, but it will still rib, since I am knitting for my pal, and I want to be sure the socks will fit and not droop. Ribbing will do the trick. Not sure about the heel or foot yet. I'll see when I get there.