So, I hand wound a whack looking center-pull ball of yarn; analyzed the pattern that I'm going to use even though the yarn I'm using is not the right yarn; knit a quick gauge sample to confirm that yeah, the yarn is a bit off; and found the stitch markers that I discovered I didn't have when I went to start the project. Next step, start knitting.
On a completely unrelated side note, I went to the dentist and am all good for another six months. I was warned that my lip ring could cause problems over time (gum receding and what not), and asked if I want braces. =P