Well, I made it out to pick up some new yarn. I sat up and made balls of both the skeins I got. I'm loving the softness and the color(s) of both. I even treated myself to some new needles (as if I need more...shhhh don't tell the hubs).
I've looked through a few patterns and settled on a basic ribbed hat by Carissa Knits. I need something simple to start with. I'm also going to use circular needles instead of double-pointed ones. They still scare me. I really want to make some socks this year so I think I'll try them out on something that doesn't have a deadline! :D Hopefully I'll get it done by the weekend. I'll keep you posted!