I didn't knit a stitch during my travels to London. Not a stitch. This was as close as I got to any yarn (except for my pilgrimage to Liberty, of course):
The pattern is "Ode to Picasso" from Kristin Nicholas' book, Kristin Knits. Like most of Kristin's sweater patterns, this one is a basic box shape. With Kristin, it's all about the colors and textures --- not so much about the shape. Which makes this a perfect knit for . . . talking on the phone. Or watching tv. Or sitting through a seminar.
Because no one has posted this sweater on Ravelry yet, this is the best look at the finished product you can get right now.
I actually cast on for this sweater earlier this year -- like in January, I think. I always have one "basic" project laying around that I can pick up and work on while I talk on the phone (between talking to my mom, my sister, or my daughter, that time really adds up for me!). It has to be something that I don't have to pay much attention to --- no pattern repeats, no complicated color changes, no counting whatsoever. This pattern really fills the bill!
But I'm giving it much more attention these days. I want to finish it up soon. Because I'm getting the itch to knit hats and mittens and shawls. Actually, I have the itch to knit Not-Sweaters right now. (Well, that was the case until the new Twist came out. I'm smitten with a few of the new sweater patterns there.)
So. . . somebody call me, huh? I'm. . . hanging on the telephone. . . and need to finish this sweater!