I've been getting back into knitting in the past few months. It was prompted by a visit from one of my older sisters, who'd taught me to knit when I was 10. We were in a quilting and yarn shop and we were walking through the yarn section. I was bemoaning the fact that I didn't have a "presentable" neck scarf. By "presentable," I meant something simple. The next thing I knew she was knitting me a neck scarf from Black Sheep wool.
I was inspired and knitted a couple of Swifter cozies for my Swifter.
I've been looking for men's cardigans in the local department stores and menswear stores and figured the only way I was going to have the cardigan I desired was to knit one myself, and the search was on for a "classic" cardigan pattern.
Searching the local stores proved to be a bust. I was in a crafts store complaining about the lack of men's sweater patterns and a woman came up to me and pointed me to Ravelry, which led me here.
I found a pattern on Ravelry which looks sufficiently "conservative" and "timeless" and isn't too challenging.
I'm back to knitting.