I am making good progress on my scarf!
I am almost to the part where I begin decreasing, and I think once I'm there, finishing it will go fast. I can't wait to block this. The pattern is here.
I posted a picture of my scarf on Flickr several months ago when I started it, commenting that I was terrified I'd make a mistake because I didn't know to "tink" lace. Someone who has never commented on anything I've ever posted before said "Lifelines. Lots of lifelines." At first I thought she meant have lots of people who are good at knitting at the ready to help me, like the phone-a-friend thing on game shows. Then I thought maybe I should figure out if she meant something else, and sure enough, a quick search revealed how to use lifelines in knitting. This has changed my attitude about knitting completely, and given me so much more confidence.
I need to finish this, because it's September already, and that means it's time to start on Christmas projects!
ETA: The yarn used is String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn, Caper Sock, in the color Oban.