It is starting to get colder here in Iowa so I have starting looking more closely at sweater patterns. I would love to make the cover sweater from the Fall 2006, Vogue Knitting-Knit Simple magazine for myself. I love cabled sweaters! http://www.knitsimplemag.com/index.shtml
I am having a difficult time deciding on yarn though. The pattern calls for worsted weight Blue Sky Alpaca which I really can't afford so I think it will have to be plain wool or a wool blend. I like the burnt orange color though.
For DH I have been thinking of making the Spartan Pullover from Interweave Knits, Fall 2006. The Fair Isle design across the waist of the sweater is just enough design to keep me interested (I hope) and tame enough for DH to feel comfortable wearing it. It calls for bulky weight yarn so it should knit fast. Colors for this one are still up in the air. He suggested black. "But dear all of your sweaters are black!" I would love to do something more colorful for him if I can get him to agree to it. The true test will be if he will wear it...yeah, he will, he is not fussy about his clothes most of the time.