This is actually a tough one for me, because it's like picking your favorite ice cream flavor. SO many, SO many I love! (All the links will take you off to Ravelry pages.)
Since I have such a long list, I decided to break it into halves. The first five are projects I've actually knit. The last five are ones on my wish-list to knit.
1. Sprossling Cardi: This is a quick knit for a garment, has lovely shaping, lace, and looks great on. I get a ton of compliments when I wear mine.
2. Ulmus Shawl: I tend to like just about everything Kirsten over at Through the Loops has designed, but this little shawl is a winner. Knits up really fast, a lot of bang for the buck. You can pick and choose skeins out of stash to use and still wind up with a gorgeous finished piece.
3. Flutter Scarf: A great pattern from Miriam Felton. The little detail at the hem totally makes it worthwhile. It's pretty, feminine and can go with a winter or a warmer-weather outfit. Looked awesome with handspun too.
4. Widdecomb Fair: It's hard for me to find an Alice Starmore pattern I don't like. I loved knitting this one. The colors, the motifs, the little details like the border = Super Win for me.
5. Irish Moss: Another Alice Starmore, but this is aran patterned, and not colorwork. This project took me a long time to finish, but was totally worth it. It's gorgeous, and one of the few things I've knit for him that my DH will actually wear (not all the time, mind you, but it's his cold-weather go-out-to-dinner sweater).
6. Olga's Vest: I love the different styling you can do with this piece. I've got handspun earmarked for it.
7. Central Park Coat: I have absolutely nowhere to wear this, and I'm not entirely sure I want to knit an entire garment in double-knit, but somehow, I totally want to knit this. The art of it completely makes it.
8. Quadrille Corset: Another one I can't exactly see myself wearing, but it's cabled! And Steampunk'ed! And just really pretty with all those details.
9. Arrowhead Mittens: I love the Art Deco feel of these, but I think they could be super interesting knit in a multicolor/plain color combo to totally change the vibe with them.
10. Arbois Sweater: It's a jacket, but also a cardigan. Interesting details to keep you focused on the knitting, but nothing so crazy difficult you couldn't watch TV or carry on a conversation. This is the kind of piece I like to knit and like to wear.
This actually was harder to pull together than it would seem - I apparently have a LOT of favorites!
All for now...