It was time to knit.
It's extremely hard to capture the beauty of this yarn under artificial lights and with a digital camera. It's Father's Grey Peace Fleece sportweight. Father's Grey is charcoal with subtle flecks of pine green, occasionally various shades of brown, and occasionally off white, and it's knitting up gorgeously. The colorations are very subtle, but in the daylight you can really see all that interesting tweediness.
I cast on last night while watching The Informant! All of a sudden, the movie was over and I had almost 5 inches of the back of David's sweater knitted. I'm using US 5 needles (US3 for the ribbing portion).