This is what I do when I'm uninspired and can't figure out what to knit -- I head to my LYS and fondle some yarn. There's always something that catches my eye and usually many finished items hanging around to give me ideas of what I want to make.
I haven't been to the yarn store in Fairfield but the one in Bethel is great and the ladies there are always happy to help in finding the right project for the right yarn. I also love Knitting Central in Westport, although they are on the expensive side -- it's just worth a trip for all the eye candy.
Have you tried making a felted purse yet? I love making purses -- they are simple and easy not to mention fast. You can make them look lovely just by choosing the right yarns and hardware for them.
This one is my current favorite:
Amanda's Squatty Sidekick
Hope this helps!
Susan (who recommends that you try wearing scarves in our New England winter -- keeps your neck warm and looks lovely at the same time!)