Recently I have started to play with making my own themes for WordPress. Rather than start from the ground and reinvent the wheel, I decided to use a base theme which I can then extend. I also opted to use the brilliant Compass css framework to speed up development. Im going to talk about how I set my project up to get the most out of these tools.
I just wanted to point to a brilliant article by Technosailor about theming wordpress whilst using SASS and Compass.
Check it out.
As someone just venturing into the Compass/SASS arena, I found it really helpfull.