I once used this blog to record ideas about future projects. That function has, of course, been usurped by Ravelry but I thought that I would share that with y'all (Heck, I'm in Delaware. That's one state over from the South. I'm entitled to use "y'all".)
Like this pattern for example:
I'm a bit out of it because when I switched jobs, I forgot to resubscribe to the MagKnits mass email with a new address. It's a lovely shrug, no? Now I could easily see myself getting a skimpy evening dress (for what, we don't know) and stretching its wearability into the cold weather with this over my shoulders. Of course, I would ditch the mohair. Subway Knitter does not do the mohair. But I could easily substitute some alpaca (this again, is where Ravelry comes in handy). I would probably just use the Knitpicks suggested for the CC as both the M and C colorways.
While we're at it, I also like this pattern, too. It's a lot like Clapotis, but the knitting might be a tad more interesting. And, finally, I have a good use for all that thick-thin yarn I see. I'm also filing this one in my queue on the Rav.
Where would we be without Ravelry? A lot more productive, that's what. But a lot less informed about what's out there for yarn.