I think if I made Tank Girl, I'd leave out the drop-stitch detail - just looks like a mistake to me. I sort of like Sea Tangles, though I don't know how much I'd wear it. I doubt I'll be making it because that yarn looks hard to find.
I did like the dumpling bags from IK, which I saw in the online previews, but I won't see the actual magazine until they send it to me. The socks in that issue looked OK too, and a couple of the sweaters. What really signals fall to me, though, and maks me lust for cooler weather, is the big LL Bean catalog that comes out in April. Last year, for the first time since 1989, I got to be living in a climate that has actual fall. Sigh. I miss it. Taiwan seems to have two seasons, Hot & Wet and Damp & Chilled Through.