Pretty! I love your yarns and you're off to a really good start on it. I hope you'll post more photos as you progress with this lovely creation. I've been trying to decide if I have what it takes to do a large project in fingering yarn. I've used it for socks but they're really a pretty small project. I have some sport weight that I'm going to use next for socks. It's a little thicker than what I've been using so maybe it's less intimidating. LOL
I hope someone has some good input on your patterns in a book question. I've not done much with pattern stitches yet. You're inspiring me to get more adventurous with my knitting.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper