I needed something to knit on the subway yesterday so I scooped up my Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran and some 5mm addis and swatched for Lara. I got gauge on the first try (I so love that I'm generally able to predict yarn and tension) and last night watched the Lost pilot (which I missed the first time--and which filled in a few plot holes for me) and got started.
This garment is knit in one piece from the left sleeve across to the right so it'll be an interesting knit. All I can say about this yarn is mmmmmmm. It's so squooshy and soft. The drape will be different from the Alpaca Silk the pattern calls for but I don't think it will matter. It's going to be a fab cardi. I also adore the colour (Venetian)--a chocolately purple (if that makes sense--it's purple against brown, but brownish when you look at the ball).
I'm sure to get more knitting done tonight while watching the results of the election. Vote Kerry. It's weird being so invested in an election that I can't participate in, but I'm sure to be affected by the results, so Vote Kerry.