Ok, I promised you you'd be able to vote on what sweater I make for myself next, and I'm keeping that promise!
First, the yarn: I have 8 skeins (each with about 223 yds) of Paton's Classic Merino in rich red. I bought it on our honeymoon to make Knitty's Mariah, but quickly decided that I didn't need another hoodie.
I decided that I do want to make a sweater, rather than several smaller objects.
However, narrowing down what sweater to make has been a challenge, and here's where you come in. I am presenting you with contestants. Leave your vote in a comment, along with a reason for going with this sweater (or for not going with another sweater). Feel free to vote for more than one, or against any of them. Write-in votes are welcomed!
EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has brought up this very important point: yardage. What I forgot to tell you was that part of the reason these specific designs were chosen is that I've done the math for all of these, and I either have enough yarn in my 8 skeins, or would need to buy one more skein. I am more than willing to buy another skein, and this yarn is rather ubiquitous, so that won't be a problem. (For reference, I have a total of 1784 yards of this yarn, and a 36" bust. I like my sweaters snug, too, so I'd be making the sweaters right around my chest circumference.)
In no particular order, the contestants are:
1. From September (or October?) 2005 issue of Sandra Magazine.
3. Supernova Pullover from Fall'06 IK
4. From the same issue, Weekend pullover. Twig, I remember you had problems with this one?
5. From the same issue (hey, it was a good issue!), the Breton jacket
6. A classic cabled pullover, such as this one.
Oh, and I also made a scarf for Big Niece:
It's Plymouth Baby Grand alpaca. The pattern doesn't really show, but it's a purled ripple. And it's very soft.