Here's the first one. It was nice and tight, but not quite on gauge.
It was a little tight, 5 stitches per inch. One of the patterns calls for 4.5 stitches per inch. So, since the original one was done on a size 7, I went up to a size 9.
On a size 9, it was close. Like really close. So, I could follow the pattern on a different size needle, and get the right results. This is important. So, which pattern did I choose? You're going to have to wait to find out! :) I did figure out though that not having a project to work on bothers me. Apparently, knitting is necessary for me. All the better - now I have an excuse to knit more and have a stash. We all need a good reason for that, right?