Let me in on this one baby!
1) If time, skill and money were no object, I would want to knit Little Majolica by Kristin Nicholas. I got this Interweave issue for this pattern and I am just not there yet. I would use the specified yarn -I LURVE Nashua Handknits yarn. If you have a Ravelry account, look this pattern up, it is gorgeous in black and white too!
2) And my favorite blog.... The Panopticon. A close second is my MIL's blog about living with MS and having a service dog. I like my own blog too, but I don't wax too poetic very often, LOL!
Happy hunting and crafting everyone!