One is the Lady Eleanor Stole from Interweave Press' Scarf Style book. I have 4 skeins of Noro Iro that I was considering using for (yet another) denim
handbag. I think it could work nicely for this pattern, and it would present another knitting challenge: entrelac. Of course, the pattern calls for 15 skeins of La Lana Forever Random yarn (which runs about $300!). I could look for more of this Iro colorway on Ebay or LYSs, or just make it a wee bit smaller.
The other project I've been daydreaming about is squares from the Great American Afghan Book by XRX. I've been considering purchasing some Malabrigo yarn, or one of the other similar kettle-dyed yarns from www.handpaintedyarn.com. I spent some time fondling the Malabrigo at the WEBS booth at Stitches. It was gorgeous and oh-so-soft. I may try a few skeins and see how it looks.
And yet another idea is the cable throw from The Knitter's Bible by Claire Crompton. I have 19 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in two colorways that might work nicely. I love this book. I have nearly completed the Stitch Sampler pillow project, which was a nice way to learn many different knitting techniques.