Having been blessed with the attention span of a 4 year old (ooooh shiny and new! must cast on!), I'm a huge fan of sampler projects. Many sampler afghans have been made and I love the Sarah James sampler series. Case and point: The Sampler Pullover in Wool.
This is the second pullover I've made (I've made the cardigan twice now). My first pullover was done in TLC's Heathers and I wear it ALL the time. It's like a comfy sweatshirt. However, I wanted a wool one too! Stash dove and found some Kraemer Naturally Nazareth in a bright cheery red (called "Fire"... and no it does not photograph well).
The boxy, dropped shoulder might not be the current fashion trend, but it gets a huge thumbs up for comfy and ideal for around the house on cold dreary winter days. I don't want to wear a fitted, tight sleeved sweater while vacuuming. Let's do some stats!
Pattern: Sampler Sweater by Sarah James
Yarn: Kraemer Yarns's Naturally Nazareth in Fire
Changes to the pattern: I changed a couple of the sampler panels so that each section is unique (the pattern has you repeat one or two, I don't remember which one). I picked up the sleeves and worked them top down.
Problems with the pattern: None.
Overall impressions: exactly what I wanted. A comfy cozy warm brightly colored sweatshirt style pullover for long dreary cold winter days.
So a huge thumbs up and a staple pattern for me. Fun to knit and comfy to wear. Hmmm... Maybe Matt needs a pullover version, too?