Because nothing says "Labour Day" and "early September" and "hanging on to summer for dear life" like starting a Christmas stocking. :)
Yarn: Dalegarn Baby Ull
Pattern: Christmas in Tallinn, from Nancy Bush's book Knitting on the Road. I added 18 stitches at the beginning because the yarn was a bit thinner than what the pattern used. In hindsight, it probably wasn't necessary.
Reason: Just because. Actually, it's a present but I'm not naming any names.
It's my first foray into knitting with >1 colour that wasn't simply stripes. So far the knitting has progressed more quickly than I had expected, except for those times when I mess up on counting.