I wanted the next blanket for the book knitted up in something vivid. People are buying brighter colors for babies than they used to, using lots of funky fun colors. I picked out a fairly intense candy pink and a variegated that goes with it.
Then, I sat down to knit the next blanket idea, and I knew from making swatches that I would not like it with my yarn. Swatching really does save me a lot of heartache - it's so much better to find out before I do all the work!
This variegated is changing colors constantly and has a very stripe-y look. After that I tried another idea, and another idea, and another, none of which I liked with my yarn.
I think I finally have a winner - I'll keep you posted.
At the same time, John and I are preparing for Spring Fling at Newton's Knits in Anaheim, California. I am so excited!