Sometimes, I don't need something... like I really didn't need another cowl, but I had to have it. This design, State Street by Pam Allen has been calling to me for some time. I decided to make mine a lot smaller than the pattern states mainly for functionality, but I think the original, over sized design would be great, too. I would say this pattern took me about 10 full hours of knitting on the smaller needles so a nice and easy stash buster. (You can find my mods on my project page on Rav.)
I also began Phillip's cabled gloves last night out of the Cascade 220 that I picked up during the after Christmas sale. The pattern, Vancouver Fog, is just enough to keep me interested, but nothing too frustrating. I am somewhere around 30% done with the first glove, so hopefully by the new year P's hands will no longer resemble icicles.
More importantly, I am getting closer to my 5 mile goal... I am about 200+ yards away, so I better get to my needles before work!