I just joined and at the same time started my first pair. Actually, they are participating two knit-alongs at the same time - this and another one in Jeanne Townsend's KAL. The pattern is called "Lilac sock", but of course I had to make them from orange Knitpicks :).
I have been knitting constantly for about two years and socks for maybe a year. I've never known something so healthy could be so addicting!
I live in Finland and I'm a librarian. You can see me in my blog http://antitati.blogspot.com , but it's only in Finnish. Must go and start a knitting blog!