Back of the sweater is now well-begun, with the bottom garter stich and about 6 inches of stockinette complete.
Bought Maggie Righetti's Knitting in Plain English. I think it ought to be in the hands of everyone learning to knit. It actually lives up to the title, and I like her head-on, commonsense approach to mistakes, tricky processes, and large projects.
She's a right-on woman, is Maggie.