(I do have a scarf on the needles, using one of those floofy eyelash hair type yarns, knitting it in my favorite pattern: cast on a multiple of 3 + 2. This is fairly bulky yarn, and I cast on 14, I think. Or maybe 17.
Then you slip one purlwise, knit 2, purl 1 across until the last stitch, which is always knit. Each row is done the same. It gives you a type of non-stretchy rib, which is really good for something where you want the extra thickness of a rib, but not the stretchy one, and it looks nicer in a scarf than just straight knit stitch, IMHO.
OOoooh, boy, that felt good to talk about knitting. Back in the day, I used to have a vanity plate that read K1P1YO. I knew the person was a knitter if they didn't ask me, what's kipiyo? (The plate is most of a direction for a common texture, knit one, purl 1, yarn over, and the next step should be k2tog, knit 2 stitches together). I should have made it K1YOK2TOG, but that wouldn't have fit on the plate.....but it makes a prettier texture. Back in the 1830s, one knitter named that one the shawl stitch.
Yep, I can tell it's almost fall. The urge to make things is getting strong.