It's been quite awhile since I've purchased a knitting book, but two books caught my fancy. The Knitters Book of Socks by Clara Parks has to be one of the most definitive books ever written about sock knitting. This book is worth your while if you're interesting in fingering/sock yarns, in general, and very worth your while if you call yourself a sock knitter. You will learn something new about socks, technique, and yarn...guaranteed.
The other book to catch my eye is Coastal Knits, a "collaboration between friends on opposite shores", Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig. The hats and shawls have started filling my queue, and the glorious sweater designs have me dreaming of sweater knitting again. Speaking of collaborations, The Charles Collection, the brain child by Elinor Brown, Amy Herzog, and Kirsten Kapur is just as lovely, and the hats, mittens, shawls, and sweaters have me all a twitter. I see something from this collection in my very near future.
But, in the meantime, I'm knitting GLOVES! Instead of going for another sock, I decided my hands were in need of something other than mittens. Winter is upon us. In the picture, the book in the middle is my long time copy of Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush. I'm knitting Merike's gloves with Joan's glorious Utah Sky handspun.