I just joined Socktoberfest. It isn't a real knitalong, it's a celebration of socks! I think my koigu kneesocks are about as festive as you can get. Plus, once they're done I may be knitting a pair of kneesocks for boyfriend, whose superbuff fencing calves will probably require lots of yarn.
In other news I have STARTED THE SWEATER. It's Licorice Whip by Blue Alvarez designs. I made the collar quite a bit bigger--because I could no longer wait until my Knitpicks order came in with the right size DPNs. I was going to cast on using those and switch to the circular once I had enough stitches (it's a top-down raglan that grows a lot in the yoke), but I decided that I love boatnecks! and skipped right on ahead. The collar rolls a lot so I'm thinking about my options there, but the yarn is sooooo soft and feels great. This sweater is going to be a wardrobe staple, I can tell you that.
I've finished the yoke. The sleeves are now on waste yarn and I'm soon going to start zipping away on the body. Very exciting.