I decided this fall that since I'm just about the only one in my family who wants sweaters (other than my medium boy), I'm going to knit them for me and not feel guilty about it. For some reason it is hard for me to do though - little people sweaters are fun and fast.
The most recent sweater I made is the Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood. I purchased the Cobblestone Pullover last winter while deciding what to make for Christmas gifts. I'm quite a fan of Jared Flood's patterns. They have this wonderful old school Elizabeth Zimmermann functionality with a more modern yet classic look. Plus, I love knitting in the round since it is easy for me to pick up and work on during my day.
My goal is to knit through my stash as much as I *can* and not purchase any new yarn just because I like it. If you are a yarn "collector", you will know that this is no easy task. Since I amassed quite a stash of SHELTER last year in several fits of wooly madness, I've been focusing on working through it. SHELTER is my favorite wool to work with. With its lofty, tweedy, light, and soft nature, it makes for perfect wooly sweaters. The four sweaters (not counting hats) I've knit with it is a good indicator of how much I love it. The Cobblestone Pullover was perfect for it. I'm really pleased on how it turned out.
With only a few mods (found on Ravelry), it fits just right and I know will become a great winter staple.