I am flat knitting, aiming towards an afghan or bed spread once the squares are connected. My project has a theme, "My Catholic Life". I am using worsted-weight yarns, and size 7 needles. So far I have a rose, a pattern called chalices, wheat ears, vines, angels, waterfalls, and shells. I want to make a Benedictine-styled crucifix, a dove, and the silhouette of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is an ambitious project, but I am feeling good about the results thus far. It started from purchasing a pattern book called "Knit a Block". It looked like a good way to learn different knitting patterns. I made a crocheted sampler afghan last year making 63 blocks, all different.