While I dither around thinking about the next big project -- a few little items.
A crocheted cowl (simply called cowl, i.e. project #9) from the last (2012 Special Collector's Issue) of Vogue Knitting Crochet. Vintage alpaca yarn from Elann, probably still available as it's their house brand, but I haven't checked there lately. Quick, easy, soft!
Chic Knits. A unisex hat/cowl pattern from the talented Bonne Marie Burns. Yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky.
Ravelry. Yarn is Country Silk, a wool/silk sportweight blend now discontinued from Fiddlesticks Knitting. Also vintage stash. The strong vertical lines on the left of the photo are shadows.
And just because (he showed up at the photo shoot) -- Monty In Autumn