So far, I've resisted the urge to cast on Ocracoke (though it's only been a day.. I can't vouch for what will happen tomorrow.
Instead, I cast on for the Christmas Sandpoint.
This was for several reasons
1) I really liked the Regia. I like the colour, I like the way it feels, and it's perfect for the recipient because just like Regia sock yarn, it wears well and washes well.
2) I probably wasn't going to find anything I like any cheaper, and in enough time to knit it for Christmas.
3) It was just too much of a pain to return it.
So, with the extra yarn ordered and on its way, I cast on. As most of it is plain stocknit, and it's done in pieces (not seamless), this is going to be travel knitting and evening knitting. Dad's blankie will be weekend knitting. And the second pair of Undines will fill in when I need a break. With any luck, I can have the sweater done by the end of October... and maybe the blanket too... or at least the colourwork squares.
Honestly, I'm starting to get a little antsy already about all the stuff I want to do for Christmas... I'm going to have to sit down and do a spread sheet to put my mind at ease.