Well, I gave Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket a try (the first time I've done a Zimmerman pattern - will definitely check more of her patterns out!) Made it up with Knitpicks Swish superwash (100% wool) in Ballerina and Bubblegum (will definitely use knitpicks again!) It's a gift for an "expecting" young couple in our church. Fun project - I'd definitely recommend it... and the advice everyone gives is right: don't think too much. Follow the pattern, exactly -- don't trying to be intuitive.
And it's only a $3 pattern!
Grace and Peace,