I'm still here...and still knitting. (Well, actually, right now I'm typing, but you get the idea.) Juliet is done - yay! - but I can't decide on what sort of buttons to use. It's beautiful. Pictures will be forthcoming when I figure out how to close it. Since I used a heavy worsted weight instead of the suggested bulky, it's a good deal drapier than the original pattern suggests. So it definitely needs something, but I don't know what yet.
Lately, I've been in a sort of knitting slump. I need to find some project that I can really sink my teeth into. I've been eyeing Starsky and Oblique, both from Knitty.com. There are several yarns in my stash that will work. But I have this "thing" about using ALL the yarn. For example, I have over 1200 yards of Patons Classic Merino in Bottle Green that would be a very pretty Oblique - but Oblique only calls for ~940 yards. And that bugs me. I don't like having leftovers! But when you buy only sale yarn like I've been doing, you buy first and find a pattern later. I need to stop doing that. So why do I still regret not getting the 7 balls of beautiful green wool for $2 each at Michaels?