Here's the progress I've made on my sweater so far:
I'm about halfway done the body. I'm still worried that it won't fit, but I'm soldiering on.
I definitely do not like these bamboo circular needles. It is very hard to get the stitches to slide around on them evenly to get any kind of speed -- I have to keep stopping to coax the stitches along. I am going to try out some Addi Turbo knitting needles and see if I like them better. I've heard good things about them from more than one person.
Of course, I'm poring over knitting patterns galore and I've found an adorable pattern for angora booties that I want to try for my niece-to-be. I think I could make them this week before I drive up to (hopefully!) greet her next weekend, if I worked hard. As D and K would say, "Just keep knitting, just keep knitting!"