After floundering, trying to find the right pattern for the right yarn and my level of interest. I gave up. I decided perhaps it was time to return to basics. So I cast on a Knitring Pure and Aimple summer cardigan out of some yarn that has been hibernating in my stash for years.
If I'm feeling inspired I may modify the sweater. But if not I will at least have a usable finished object in the end rather then a ball of rewound yarn.
I also knit a quick baby hat using a free pattern from the Purlbee. Someone at knitting was making a hat for charity. I wanted to try this pattern. I had the yarn. So voila.