In the middle of all this Doomsday madness, I'm sneakin' in a little somethin' somethin' else:
French for "Clock", Horloge is named for the hourglass-esque figure "drawn" with tiny cables and texture changes. It is knit inside-out to achieve the reverse-stockinette backdrop without doing too much purling, and the cables are tiny and easy enough that you can skip the cable needle, if you're feeling brave. Squooshy Plucky Knitter Primo Aran (in "Sticky Toffee", yum) has great stitch definition and is an absolute pleasure to work with.
You can find Horloge on Ravelry here, or