Here are my current projects:
Last night I cast on for an Irish Mesh cowl to give a sister in law for Christmas (she loves blues, and accessorizing). The other project, on the straight needles, is a MKAL (Mystery Knit A Long) dishcloth/washcloth that I have been participating in. Directions for that can be found here.
This is my first time doing an MKAL, and it has been very enjoyable. Apparently there is a new dishcloth MKAL each month, so if you want to join in, but think August is too far gone to catch up with the group, bookmark the site and come join the fun on September first when the next one begins. The directions are easy to follow along with, and all 'new' stitches (anything not a knit or purl) is clearly explained.
Part of Ginny's yarn along is also talking about what you are reading. I am about 3/4 of the way through Cecelia Ahern's One Hundred Names. I really enjoy her writing, and am finding this to be another pleasurable novel.