I needed to take a break from the never-ending shawl and work on something a little more portable and mindless. Since my Fit to Flatter workshop, I've been looking for a sweater pattern that might look good and for which I could use yarn that I had in my stash. The Dunedin Vest just fits that bill. I even had a sufficient quantity of the recommended yarn (Madelinetosh Tosh DK -- in the color lichen). I'll need to make a couple mods, but that's what it's all about.
I even swatched (gasp) before starting - fortunately, the gauge worked out perfectly -- and I've already cast on.