I just finished a scarf for a good friend and I love it. It's beautiful for several reasons.
1. I love the yarn I've used [Rapture, it's a blend of natural fibers...I can't remember what they are now, but it's divine.]
2. It's a new pattern that is asymmetrical and involves a cable pattern.
3. It's the first pattern I've really used and followed.
4. I'm going to block it tonight which means that I get to learn a new knitting skill.
I also, in the process of learning how to block, discovered two websites that proved fairly helpful and I want to further investigate and see if they really are as wonderful as they seem. For the knitting inclined [SJ and Eri Sue] here they are: Knitty, an online knitting magazine and Knitting Help, a website that offers exactly what it says with videos in both the English and Continental styles of knitting.
I love it. I love knitting. I'm going to The Yarn Place after work today. Speaking of work I should probably get back to it....