Yeah, it's just wool-related. It tempted me with its charms of immediate gratification and Caribbean-like hue and I was too weak to resist. I did work on the SKB first sleeve for a while, then got to the lace and needed a rest again. I started thinking about simpler times, when I knitted with size 15 needles and yarn that got 2 stitches to the inch. Aaah. Life was simpler then. And the rest is history - I yielded to temptation and cast on.