So my new discovery---Cowl.
My friend, who knew of my knit-freakness gave me a beautiful ball of yarn in my favorite color (blue!) and I needed to find something to make for myself. So I knitted myself a simple 2x2rib neck warmer. Nothing too complicated, since it was a slub yarn and didn't really need any complicated stuff to be un-plain.
But oh my! I loved it. Wind doesn't blow and unwind it, I can just pull it on and off--so I think these cowls and wrist/arm warmers are going to be the main concentration for the rest of the year.
I also have patterns for this cowl on Etsy and on Ravelry!