I knew my resolve wouldn't last long. I couldn't stay away from the Siren song of casting on a new project. I blame this one on multiple factors: 1) the miles and miles of stockinette that is Relax and the Gradient Blanket aren't stimulating enough; 2) I need a diversion from the job hunt anxiety; 3) my resolution to not go near a yarn shop is killing me; 4) I've watched several shows this week about astronauts. With all that I decided to "go shopping" done in my craft room. I found this lovely hank of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the fingering weight bin. I remembered that it was intended for Starshower. I grabbed it, ran upstairs, printed the pattern, wound the yarn and promptly cast on.
It is just what I needed. The pattern is interesting but not overly complicated. Knitting it makes me feel calm. If I get this done quickly (yeah! right! sure! I've heard that all before!) it will still be cool enough to wear it this season.