This is the Mimosa top from an Interweave magazine a few years ago. She started it and got part way through the back. I've finished it for her for Christmas. The only modification to the pattern was to make the torso longer.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!