The Gilmore sweater has come to a grinding halt as I've cast on to make a pair of socks (that clomping sound you hear is me jumping on the Jaywalker bandwagon). MIL was so happy with her Christmas socks that she wants another pair, and she has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. The yarn is Paton's Kroy Socks in Vista Sea. I absolutely love the colours, but it's not stripey as I expected. The colourways run in one or two inch segments. It's probably not the best choice to show off the zigzag of the pattern but it'll have to do.
Being the cheap bastard that I am I don't buy a lot of knitting books. I can find most of what I want online. But once in awhile it's nice to curl up with a real book and have it on hand for reference. I already have the Cool Girl's Guide to Knitting and Pursenalities (both gifts) as well as The New Knitting Stitch Library, so I went shopping online at Chapters for a nice sock book. I've ordered Sensational Knitted Socks, and since I wanted the free shipping I also ordered The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color, and Patterns, Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac and Knitting Without Tears. I really don't understand why people think I'm obsessive! But I did get the free shipping. ;)