I decided to sign up for the My First Sweater class on Craftsy. They had a great deal on the yarn "kit", so for less than $20, I ordered all the yarn I needed to make the sweater. It's just Lion Brand Wool Ease, but it's working up very nicely. I have other, nicer yarn, but for my first attempt at making a sweater, I didn't want to go all out.
free pattern from Lion Brand. It also has options for a pullover (which I intend to make next) and a cardigan with longer sleeves and/or a collar.
On the sewing front, I'm planning on doing some cutting out after lunch. Andy will be busy listening to the football games, and I'm not really a fan. Since the home stereo system will be covered with football, I'll just turn off the speakers in the sewing room and turn on my audio book. I have a 35 minute commute to work each way, so I listen to audiobooks and it really makes the time go by - plus I get to "read" books that I wouldn't have time to otherwise.