I was expecting either the book OR yarn, so to get a book, yarn, stich markers AND a knitters ring (in my favorite color- purple!) was quite a suprise! I haven't successfully knit a pair of socks yet, but this yarn is so pretty.... If it doesn't become socks it will be a lacy scarf or a pair of gloves :-D Yeah!
As for KAL progress, I gave my Mom the bag I made & she'll be using it at Rhinebeck on Saturday. I'm finishing up her Christmas gift, then I'll start on my Marly bag.