Well, my books arrived:
Amusingly, the postman rang the doorbell as I was halfway through a row of knitting. (Garter stitch if you're that interested).
For the fun of it, I made a list of big things I want to knit for me, once I've finished my dissertation. Honestly, it can't come soon enough!
That, and the fact that there's nothing on my birthday list so far which isn't related to knitting, means that October is pretty much sorted. I just need to get there first....