I have a new sweater! And I'm feeling like my knitter-self again!
The formula seems to be a fantastic yarn (Indigodragonfly Uber Mergoat in Squid Viscious and Already Frogged) and a pattern with a little bit of challenge but not too much: Carnaby Street. Stripes seem to make the knitting go faster.
I had a few bumps along the way, including the fact that I forgot to plan my body and sleeve stripes so they would match when I seamed them, meaning I had to rip and re knit the caps, but overall it was an easy, fun, fast knit.
I ended up with the comfortable boxy sweatshirt style I wanted and I'm happy! I plan to spend the long weekend snuggled up with it in a semi-reclined position as often as possible.
Especially because it's a wee bit buggy at the cottage right now (the photo shoot was a bit silly).