I've been a knitter for a long time, but I haven't really been a sweater knitter. I've made myself 2 sweaters (and a shrug) in the past 6 knitting years. I look at handknit sweaters and swoon. I want that style, I want those sweaters. So, I've committed to start knitting myself sweaters and holy fuck, they are TIME CONSUMING. I guess if I was knitting a small or even a medium those sweaters would just fly off the needles, but because I'm often knitting a mix of a size L through to 2XL I have to knit a lot. And it just takes forever. But, the end product is so rewarding, especially since my six years of knitting have taught me how to alter patterns and truly understand my body. For example, I have a super short "yoke" (36 rows in worsted weight) and will have to adjust sweaters accordingly. Most patterns in "my size" suggest I knit the yoke to 8 or 9 inches, but I really need it around 6.5 or 7 inches. Quite a bit shorter. At least my math skills will get better.
These are the five sweaters I will be knitting. I already have one on the needles, and have yarn for the others either picked out or on the way. ETA: OMG SO EXCITED!
Sweetgum Duncan by Meghan McFarlane (Rav Link)
Rafik by the Berroco Design Team (Rav Link)
Common Ground by Elizabeth F. Smith (Rav Link)
Hooray Cardigan by Veera Välimäki (Rav Link)
Tephra Pullover by Laura Chau (Rav Link)