But unfortunately for me, this last week and half has been one of THOSE weeks and a halves. I've been insanely busy with work and have had little time to pick up the needles. So yes, Elizabeth, I was able to get gauge--now I need to get time. I plan to cast on for real this week.
But I did manage to finish the two big knitting projects I have been dragging along: one Barbie and one secret. Barbie is blocking. The secret is on its way to its future home. FO reports later this week!