Me! me! me! I have 2 pairs done - they are SO cute! I've been a knitting machine lately, running on nesting energy with 6 weeks to go before my first babe is due.
One pair is cranberry red acrylic, the other is blue-green wool-ease. They're adorable and so soft and stretchy. I got impatient waiting for the bootie option to be added to the pattern, so I just got down to the bottom of the ankle ribbing and added some feet from a bootie pattern I have. Turned out well. One foot is a bit bigger than the other because I didn't keep track of what I was doing. But they're still cute!
I'd like to make a pair with 100% wool, but I'm not yet convinced that wool soakers will work for us, so until I try them, I don't want to spend too much money on soft wool. What brands of wool do you use? For wool soakers I've used Brown sheep (seems too scratchy, though) and Mission Falls 1824 (soft and beautiful, but expensive and not available most places). Is lion brand fisherman's wool scratchy?
I just won some more yarn on ebay, and plan to make another pair of longies, maybe with a cardigan to match. I've never worked color patterns in knitting, but I love the way it looks on the LTK site. Might have to figure it out for the next pair. I'd like to make a pair of mossy green longies with oatmeal colorwork, and then an oatmeal hooded sweater to go with it.
One thing I've done that's different from the pattern instructions: I double-knit the legs instead of using DPNs. It takes longer, and I had to be very careful, but I found it more relaxing, and it spared me having to buy the right size dpns. This way I could just keep using my favorite circs.
I wouldn't mind trying an elastic waistband instead of a drawstring. Not sure how that would work, though.
All right, now that I've written such a long message, everybody start your longies! Such a cute, fun pattern. If I get it together, maybe I'll try to post a picture of my finished ones.