Yes, yes indeed, I have in fact started knitting something. Knitty's very own Amy Singer has a scarf pattern published in this season's Interweave Knits. When I saw the scarf I knew it would be a perfect project for the Artyarns Regal Silk I picked up at the Cozy-Ewe sale a while back. It's lace (because you know two lace projects weren't enough), but it's an easy lace pattern. Which means I can enjoy a tropical beverage* while knitting.
Have I mentioned how much I love Amy?
In other knitting-news, I'm excited to be going down to the Black Sheep Gathering fiber festival with some of the Portland knitty-heads this Saturday (the Montego Bay scarf should make good car-ride knitting). I actually earmarked part of my tax-refund this year to spend at Black Sheep, so all that I need to do now is find a few patterns I'd like to make so I'll know what kind of yardage I'll need. Of course if I were really organized, I'd already have all the details of every project I've ever thought of making, and a complete inventory of my current stash of yarn & needles programmed into a PDA - like some knitters I know (not to name names - cough - Missamite - cough cough) =P . But I'm not nearly that organized. Last year it was all I could do to remember to put my copy of Stitch & Bitch in my backpack before going to the Oregon Fiber Festival, which was a good thing because that's where I found a great deal on the yarn for my Girly-man sweater. But now I have the Ann Budd Sweater book, so I feel a little better about my ability to estimate yardage for a sweater. Of course, I really like several of the tops Missamite has made, so maybe I'll just steal her PDA while she's looking at the sock yarn. ;)
*aka a Bartles & James Pina Colada wine cooler ... can you say 'malt-ternative' ;)