So I've done it...I now have *gasp* 2 projects on the needles! I've just started a great sock pattern that I love for many reasons. The first being that it is 6 inches of K3 P3 ribbing so I can mindlessly knit it in the presence of the "distractors" the second reason is I can use this easy stitch pattern to work on learning how to knit continental. Thirdly, I love love love the sock and know that my friend whom I am gifting it to will as well :)
I am still working away on the lace- I'm 75% done- maybe 1 more week- I can't wait to wear it! I keep wanting to by more yarn but I did get my knit picks order so I am face to face with my Xmas/Yule knitting...no more purchases until I've made a dent in that pile!!!