I've got big plans to knit something useful for myself this winter. I think a scarf or cowl or other neck-warmth-provider would be a good choice, but I am oh so tempted to make a me-sized version of these simple baby blankets from Purl Soho. I love the bold stripes and the rectangularity ( my knitting ability does not, as of yet, extend beyond rectangles ). And just look at all the color combinations!
This one's my favorite:
Of course, the scarf or similar neck-cessory would be the more economical choice in terms of yarn. And should we take probability of project completion into account ( we don't, mostly ) the blanket wouldn't stand a chance. But for now, this race is just too close to call.
[ images from the purl bee ]