I think I really need to cast on a new sweater. The few store bought sweaters I wear are not really good for fall or winter (i.e., cotton and acrylic blends rather than wool). And the few hand-knit sweaters I have for myself have all fallen into disrepair. My poor Ribby Cardi has pilled something fierce and both shoulder seams have split. One of the cuffs on my Mr. Greenjeans caught on something and is unraveling, so no wearing it till it’s fixed. And… that’s it for sweaters.
So, there are 2 sweaters up as possibilities — Tempest in Rowan Felted Tweed (purple) or a plain crewneck pullover in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (red). I’m leaning towards the pullover first as it would probably be the easiest to get on the needles and finished. Tempest would require more careful swatching in order to match gauge, and I’d have to fiddle with the pattern because I’d be knitting it without the stripes (some of the directions are based on stripe repeats).
Now, I just need to finish my Celaeno test knit, my self-designed socks, and OMG! a baby blanket cause my niece could come as soon as a couple weeks from now.