I finished these on Wednesday and Thursday (12:05am) . I probably could of finished the Side to Side Cowl Neck Sweater in a week (instead of 2 weeks) but I got bored with it. It's a very simple pattern, done all in hdc. This is a free pattern from the website, Lion Brand. I used 3 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in Aran using the J hook. Overall, I do like this sweater. Next time, I would definitely make the cowl neck smaller.
While on break from this sweater, I dabbled in knitting and started my next project. I wanted to make this in knitting but it's a bit too advanced for me right now. I may try again though! I was so excited when I found this pattern done in crochet. The is a free pattern from Craftster: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=topic=64889.0. I LOVE this capelet. I used only 1 skein of Lion Brand Homespun in Ocean. For the collar I used a size "K" hook and then switched to "P" hook for the rest. It was very easy and fast. Best of all, it was custom made for me! This could easily be done in 1 day.
I know I will be making more of these in all sorts of different colors. I really, really LOVE this capelet. Here's a photo: