Last night I made Linguine with Scallops, basically modeled after this recipe. It turned out quite well - I added some Parmesan cheese at the end and some white wine during cooking. Tasty!
Last week I gave in to this weird, out of the blue urge to make a lace shawl and stopped by my LYS to buy the skein of white laceweight merino I remembered they had in stock. They had some other nice colors too, which may come in handy. On Sunday I spent part of a Harry Potter, Simpsons, War at Home, Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy and hit the halfway mark on winding up the hank into a center-pull ball. Last night I wound through Honey We're Killing the Kids (note to self: never eat again), 24, and CSI: Miami. About halfway through the news I finally finished winding! The yarn had one break so most of it is in a nice ball (which Paul calls "the egg" and wants to see what will hatch) and some is wound up rather untidyly on a toilet paper tube. I have done a little lace before (Branching Out for the Knitting Olympics) but I did it in cotton - not the best fiber for lace. I had to use smaller needles to make it look right, and there's no blocking magic at the end.
I am maybe 3 inches into this shawl (the Harlot's Snowdrop shawl, point up) and I can already understand why some people are so addicted to lace.