I have been sidetracked...and that doesn't take much effort. My good friend and co-worker Gilllian is coming to work in my office in late August. I have been wanting to knit her something special and this gave me the urge to stash dive. Gillian loves orange. Lots of orange. I think I found the perfect yarn.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-age-of-brass-and-steam-kerchief which is an easy-to-knit free pattern on Ravelry. The project is knitting quickly and I hope to be done in a week or so. Then I can get it blocked and dried before folding it away just waiting for Gillian.
I also am using this as a new knitting bag.
It was a Christmas present from Celeste and I LOVE IT! A "Yarn Drum" by ArtBin. In a lovely lavender. It holds a growing shawl shawl. Perfect.