It's time for a new project, something that I can really sink my knitting teeth into. Having had recent success with a few fair isle projects, I think I'm ready for a truly big and challenging fair isle sweater - for me. Initially I had thought I wanted to knit something from Dale of Norway; I really love the pattern for the baby sweater I knit last summer. I looked at all of the DoN patterns I could find at my local LYS, and checked on-line to see if there were some I was missing. None of them really fit what I had in mind, most had some patterning with lots of plain SS. I really want to knit something with all-over pattern, and multiple colors. The sweater also has to flatter me (color-wise, boxy fair-isle sweaters by nature won't be that flattering on me). I finally found what I was looking for in the Estonian Garden Cardigan pattern by Harrisville. I'm going to have to size it up one notch, but the pattern makes it easy (just cursed the whole project there) to do. I picked up most of my yarn yesterday at Weaving Works, they carry Harrisville Shetland on cones for weavers, so I got it for $2.20 an ounce. The main color (a gray called Suede) is on order, but there was enough in the shop for a sizable swatch. Anybody want to start a betting pool on my completion date? I could probably knit it in two months...but I doubt it.