….you know you have somewhere to go, and you put together an outfit in your mind – one that that will be perfect for the occasion and is going to look great, and it’s going to be perfect so you don’t really even bother to see what else is clean, because this is “the outfit.” Then you’re getting ready, get out your perfect outfit, and it looks like poo. Unflattering, ugly, just not going to work, and certainly nothing at all like the outfit you had it worked up in your mind to be.
That was my knitting weekend. And, I had a lot of time to knit this weekend. We’ve had a lot of rain, so I’ve had perfect sit around and knit weather. I’ve had a few projects in mind and the yarn to go with them, but when I swatched or started the project…. no go. Didn’t work. Didn’t look at all like it did in my mind. I tried a few patterns, and a few different yarns, but nothing would work together.
But we persevered and finished our trek! Then, on the way home I had a knitting epiphany – one more yarn/pattern combo to try, and this time it worked! The pattern is Juno Regina, from Knitty, and the yarn is a fingering weight, no-name merino/cashmere blend I picked up in Solvang last weekend. Pretty!
Sometimes you just have to keep trying on different outfits.