I decide to work on my swap which is due (like in the mail) June 15. But I am so proud of myself. I did like niki said, find a pattern you like and a stitch pattern that fits within that pattern and go to work (of course i am paraphrasing). So I took my favorite bootie pattern, garter stitch slik slippers and a stitch pattern that is worked over an odd number of stitches (the current one is mock rib but I have like five patterns) and Viola! I so love it when I do a niki knits design. I wanted to make a tank top the same way but I am too lazy to swatch.