I finally have found a couple of new projects I want to knit.
The first is Newgrange Mittens by Kat Lewinski. I liked the Irish motif and visualized knitting it with a black background with a contrasting lime green yarn.
I found exactly what I wanted at the yarn shop:
Cascade Heritage sock yarn in black, and
Once the pattern was established it moved along quite quickly.
The second project is the Sweet Dreams shawl from Boo Knits' 'In Love' Collection.
I selected a sunny, yellow tonal laceweight by Anzula Luxury Fibers. I was surprised not to find that brand listed on Ravelry.