Of course the day vacation starts I'm up at 5 am! That's okay, I wouldn't want to waste all the free time. Sweetie wants 3 more inches of sock, and I'm dreaming of what to cast on next. I'm thinking of blatantly copying these socks (I saw them on the Project Spectrum flickr group, and then google-stalked them) but I haven't decided yet. I did want to do plain stockinette socks... but I have so many pairs of socks in my future at the moment that no matter what I'll get to those anyway.
I've decided I need to get myself a sock book - either Knitting Vintage Socks or Sensational Knitted Socks (it seems like every time I stalk a pattern I love lately, it turns out to be from that book). If one of my friends is up for it I'm planning a trip to Barnes and Noble today - I've made a vow to not internet-shop for six months, so I'll have to see what I can find in real life (the horror!). One of my goals for my knitting year was to experiment with various toes and heels, and I think it's time to read up on them. If anyone has a book recommendation I'd love to hear it!