My latest project is a design that I drew a couple of years ago, bought the yarn for, and then never started. I finally decided to get started. It is a sweater for my daughter, who is now 8. It will be a bit fitted at the top. I have started from the bottom of the fitted top, and will knit up to the shoulders. Then, I will pick up stitches for the gathered skirt at the bottom of the sweater. Here is a sketch that I did for it.
I am using a Debbie Bliss cotton yarn in a bunch of different colors. Right now I am knitting with red and using a bright orange to knit a leaf pattern into the bodice.
We'll see how the sweater progresses since I have a bunch of colors and may not have enough red to do the main body and the sleeves. I will post my progress.