My good excuse is that I am "out of town*" on business this week and none of my current projects travel well. Right? That's a good excuse? So - new socks!
I am using Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock yarn for the first time. My Aunt picked this yarn out for my as a Christmas gift and it is so totally perfect for this pattern.
*the reason I am "out of town" in quotes is because I am attending a conference at McCormick Place in Chicago and staying at a hotel on Michigan Ave, even though I could technically drive in from home each day. It's much more fun this way. Especially with the exceptionally crappy weather we are having.