Weekend before last I traveled for a conference, and I needed some knitting to take with me. The next step in my Lofoten sweater is the colorwork band at the bottom of the body, which is decidedly not portable. (It involves five colors of yarn!) So I started a new pair of socks, using the Swans Island organic sock yarn I bought with my Christmas gift certificate. This yarn is really gorgeous. It's a semi-solid warm grey. In natural light, it looks brown, but in fluorescent light it looks grey to me. The color is called "truffle." The yarn is soft and feels really nice.