I bought a bunch of patterns for knit shirts that have a higher waste and wrap around design, and I've been putting them off - I can do the same thing by reconning a knit sweater, with much less work!
Isn't that the greatest thing about these types of projects? I'm a knitter, too, and now I look at all the sweater patterns I like and wonder "could I do that as a recon?" All of a sudden a year long project only takes 2 hours! YAY!