Here's a couple of knitting-related links for you to surf, when you've got the time:
England's Victoria & Albert Museum features a knitting page with history, designer interviews, free patterns and more.
Check out Wiseneedle.com, in particular the extensive yarn reviews.
How about a brand-new, free on-line knitting magazine with an emphasis on knitting in Australia and New Zealand? Southern Cross debuted this week.
Socknitters.com, the website of an on-line group devoted to socknitting, has free sock patterns, "cyberclasses", tips, and more on its website.
And just for fun, how about a knitted Elvis wig? Free pattern included.
That should keep you busy for a while...