My LYS project instigator (lookie over here, see what we got, and the yarn too...she even jokingly calls herself the fiber pimp) showed me a new book they are carrying, it's called Knitting for Him.
I like the patterns I'm seeing therin, has anybody else seen it/tried it?
here's a link to the Amazon page for the same book:
I did succumb at my LYS, and purchased the book, plus the yarn to make the Bird's Eye Mitts...she was successful in her sales pitch
I also bought the book "The Sweater Workshop" and will eventually make the practice 'sweater fish' out of some red heart that I have lying around. This also seems like a good resource book.