Well I dug out last year's issue of Interweave Knits Crochet from the pile of magazines and pattern books on my desk. I'm leafing through it as I write this to look for any patterns of note.
Brave New Bra Top: the sample for this was crocheted in a shade of Patons Grace that I don't really like, but I do have a stash of it here. It calls for just 3 balls, so I'm sure that if I really wanted to, I could just go to Mike's and get some.
Tunisian Vest: again I don't like the colours that this unisex vest is done up in, but I'm certain I could find soemthing more to my tastes. I just dunno what I'd wear it with... give me time, I'll go buy something! LOL
Lace Dress: this is the pattern from Lily Chin for this issue. I like the idea of it, but I would be altering the pattern a bit if I make it.
Cranesbill Square Blouse: another pattern with possibilities...
Tapestry Crochet Bag: this one looks like I could do up several in different colourways to match what I'm wearing. Since I don't take a purse to work anymore, I'm used to only carrying the essentials with me when I go out... a tiny little bag is perfect for me.
After all this, it seems that last year's issue is a lot like this year's... not a lot of WIMs out of it, but definite potential for new designs, or altering the shown designs to more of my liking.