I did manage to create something when I wasn't working on schoolwork. I've always wanted a long warm hoodie that would hide a multitude of sins (aka my backside). Since I had all of this lovely Noro yarn from a birthday gift (thanks Ellie!), I decided to jump in and get started.
I used the drop shoulder cardigan pattern from Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and I just fudged the hood. But I'm happy with the way it came out, especially since I had my doubts that stripes across a wide expanse could be flattering:
I'm sure the knitting elite would poo-poo my wonky seams, huge hood and sad sewing (I sewed the zipper in backwards, so I'm going to have to take it out and do it over--feh!), but it serves the purpose, something lightweight yet warm to wear on those weird New England afternoons when you aren't sure if it's just cool or really cold outside.