Yule time was generous to this knitter. Not only did I get two wonderful new knitting books, 101 Designer One Skein Wonders, and Knitter's Lib, but I also got a gift certificate that allowed me to buy a Namaste knitting bag! And I found a new yarn shop in St. Peter, MN called The Tangled Skein. They had a wonderful selection including SWTC, Rowan and Blue Sky Alpaca!
I have started the Dark Mark Scarf, and it is turning out well. The Nagini Sock is also coming right along, though I probably won't get its mate finished until later this year.