Not really. Am I crazy or what? I would really NEED a sweater right about now, but I haven't even started one! I DO have several knit blankets however, a couple in the works, and now I've started another mosaic blanket. I've had this on my mind for, oh say, over a year now. I've bought the yarn for it, after I finished my fitst mosaic blanket, and yesterday, I finally cast on for the first square. The pattern is from the magazine "Family Circle Easy Knitting, Holiday 2003, pattern # 12. I made myself a graph of the design, so I can work it "my way". It's a little different in the original pattern.
I'm using Jojoland Rhythm for the multicolored yarn, and Jojoland Wool Yarn for the natural white one. I'm going to knit not separate squares, but bands of squares one on top of each other, maybe 8 or 10, and later sew those bands together. Anything to reduce the sewing part.
I'm wondering if I should rip this square out though. I'm using 4.5mm needles, which is appropriate for this yarn, but with the slip stitch pattern it makes it stiff like a board. Can't say the wool is soft, rather scratchy, but good enough for a blanket, and I prefer wool over acrylic. So there's something to think about. I'll not put a lot of time into this one just yet. Want to work on the lace shawl and the Noro blanket first.
Will I ever knit a sweater for myself? It's getting cold, and it would be nice to have one. It's just not the same to tuck a blanket around one's body, while letting the dogs outside to pee, no, not the same. One day, I guess, I will muster enough courage to cast on for something more practical.