I've finally picked up my needles again and and trying to finish a sweater for Mister e before he outgrows it. Nothing like a growing child to force you to finish a project!
I finally found a great knitting magazine: Knit 1. Vogue Knitting magazine publishes it, and apparently this is where they put all their good patterns.
I improved upon their black and white combination by changing it to brown and green... a little more unexpected.