I actually swatched for Interweave's Wanderlust Hoodie with some DB bulky merino that I got for dirt cheap from Little Knits but when I felt the weight of the swatch, I just couldn't get excited about knitting such a sweater on the first day in 2 weeks that our temperature has dropped below 80 degrees.
The other day I attempted to start a top down pattern of my own design (I use that term loosely) with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I would tell you about that but the idea is better left in my head... it worked much better there, where I can picture it perfectly. But I was quickly put off by the tremendous amount of trial and error were obviously going to be part of the process. (It would've ended up in a dark closet painfully forgotten.)
I could use the DB merino to make Interweave's Provincial Waistcoat but that would require, well, a waist... (think 5 kids).
I also am dying to knit their Viennese Shrug but I'm sensing a conflict here with my Old Navy t-shirts. (I'm already pushing it with Ella.)
I actually really like their Arwen Cardigan (pictured)... and it would definitely work with my Old Navy wardrobe... and I have the suggested yarn in the suggested color in my stash! Why doesn't this excite me? Actually, it's the only picture I could get to post without major distortion... could this be a sign?
I could always start new socks, but yet I can't. Hmph. Paralysis. Obviously something in my life is flipped upside down. I mean, I'm not only not knitting... I'm writing about not knitting. *sigh*
I would like to knit a hat for my 7 yo son since I've been on a hat roll lately but he is insisting on a mask... a knitted mask that will come down over his face with holes for his eyes and mouth. Short of that, he won't even pick out a color. (He only lives in this solar system part of the time.)
In the meanwhile, I'm open to suggestions. You vote and I'll cast on.
On a bright note, I did manage to snatch some Vesper sock yarn this evening from Knitterly Things before she sold out this time! You know, for my collection. :)