For the last two days, I've been trying to figure out what to knit next. I had a few patterns out on my sewing table. I've been playing around with swatches. Testing out different yarns and needle sizes. I guess I was hoping for something to scream "knit me next", but not a peep was heard. I took a look around Ravelry and found this Ophelia sleeveless cardi over at A Mingled Yarn's site. This looks like another interesting and challenging project for me to tackle.
So, I did a swatch and came up with the correct gauge for Ophelia on my first try. To get the 16sts=4ins swatch I ended up using #9 needles with this Lion Brand yarn. This Cactus colored yarn is actually prettier in person. It's a lovely olive green color. We'll see if I stay with this color after I CO and knit a few inches.
Based on my previous behavior, I may end up knitting two of these at the same time. ;)