Well finally. My goal was to finish these before the end of the holiday break (really because I wanted to get them off the freaking needles before 2010) - and I've made it.
Project Details: The pattern and yarn came as a kit from Yarn Durango. The sock pattern is Seedy Rib Sock and the yarn is Trekking Hand Art. I really love the yarn and hatted the pattern. It took me a very long time to finish these up (started June 6th and finished December 28th .... OUCH the longest pair of socks I've ever knit). I have some of the yarn left but not much. I plan to wear this and enjoy all the pain and suffering that went into them.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!