First off, I would like to answer a really important question from Trina who had asked..."what happened to CeCe?" Great question. CeCe is still on my radar. It's high on my "queue" on Ravelry (as well as Alpine). I spent a lot of time trying to get "zen"-like vibes from both CeCe pattern and yarns. Like becoming one with the pattern and yarn. Typically, a pattern will scream "hey, use this wonderful yarn" or the yarn will say "this pattern will work great with me". No vibes were received. I even did swatches...still nothing. I even had all my stitch markers lined up and ready to go. Nothing. I trust my instincts and so far my other FOs have had great results. I have to be patient with CeCe. One day soon, I'm sure a lightbulb will go off in my head and you'll see a huge post from me. :)
In the meantime, I have casted on another version of Ophelia. I was at my LYS trying to figure out which Dyed Cotton (Blue Sky Alpacas) yarn color would work. Funny, they had similar colors I had used for both versions of Hey Teach! I was gravitating towards those colors, when my instinct took over and I pulled out the Mediterranean blue color. Again, I was thinking of multiple seasons as well as dressy and casual wear. I think this color fits my requirements.
Let me say that this yarn is just gorgeous to knit with. It's sooo soft and maintains wonderful stitch definitions.
I plan on knitting the Mediterranean version while at the LYS and the other version, Cactus, at home.