Why not crochet! During the last years crochet lost more and more it's reputation of being a craft for old people with squeaking acrylic yarn and old-fashioned style.
There are many great patterns available now.
Personally I like to switch to crochet once in a while for a change.
I started to offer crochet workshops in my LYS. In my next one we will do the shawl "Why Knot" by Abigail Phelbs, a great advanced beginner pattern.
For my sample I used Cascade Sunseeker, a great cotton with a tiny bit of glitz.
Spring can come......even though we are in the middle of a snow storm right now....