Yep, Ingrid, I'm finding it very hard to let go of these luscious babies. Of course, if my admin. asst. knew how many times I had put them on my feet, I'm not sure she would want them.
Kristen, the pattern is Knitting Pure and Simple Beginner's Socks. I found it to be an extremely easy, very well-written pattern. I'm getting ready to cast on for a pair of men's socks that will be quite similar, also from Knitting Pure and Simple.