I too am joining and not starting on April 1st. I have my first pair of socks cast on and am just past the heal on one and just ready to join the heal flap on the other so I need to finish those.
I just created a blog today: http://knitting2relax.blogspot.com/ so I still need to learn how to do things, like add buttons. If you want to see pictures of the Cherry Blossoms, hop over and take a peak.
Looking forward to spending more time knitting socks.
P.S. I just figured out how to do buttons!