I also need to scope out some knitting stores :)
In the meantime, I am trying (once again) to design my own sweater. I bought the Fishermen's Wool and decided on a bottom-up chunky cable knit. I haven't decided yet if I want to do raglan sleeves (I recently bought Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman - My knitting life has officially been changed) or set in sleeves.
Here's the swatch:
I definitely had an issue with my gauge calculation. I based it on my stockinette swatch instead of my cable swatch (gaahhhh!) and got this far before realizing I definitely hadn't cast on enough stitches:
Well, I ripped it out and started fresh, but all I currently have now is the ribbing.
The second WIP is my Inspira.
This is incredibly fun to knit and I see myself wearing it all the time (as long as the Lionbrand Amazing isn't too scratchy).
I hope everyone had a great pre-halloween weekend!