I'm almost finished with my baby blanket. I have 6 rows to finish. (make it happen soon please make it happen soon)
Anyway I want to try my hand a knitting a sweater next. First question is what is an easy pattern to start with? I've been looking at the Lion Brand Custom Classic Pullover http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/custom-classic-pullover . It looks simple but I've never made a sweater before so I can't tell. Also I was thinking of doing it with KnitPicks Wool of the Andes. (something cheap since I figure it will have plenty of flaws).
Second Question - my grandmother wrote a pattern for an afghan that contains different squares of antique things (an old iron, spinning wheel, etc.) It was pretty simple white background and black pattern. I can remember her writing it out on graph paper. When she died it went to one of her kids who has since died and I think it has been lost. However, she made me an afghan from the pattern, and I was wondering how hard it would be to sit down and figure out the blocks from the actual afghan? I haven't had it out in years, so I can't remember exactly what it looks like, but I think it's all stockinette. She was a perfectionist so I know it doesn't have any mistakes in the actual knitting. I've seen her get almost finished with a project and realize on row 5 she made a mistake and rip it all back and start over. (I, on the other hand, bitch and moan if I have to go back 5 stitches to fix a mistake)