Today I am heeding the words of Kenny Rogers: It's time to fold them and walk away. And unfortunately I'm talking about my The Shift cowl. Rats. To be clear - I love this pattern, and I love my La Bien Aimee yarn, but it turns out these colors and this pattern do not want to be locked together forever. (Much like many people who are completely awesome separately, but not so much together.)
The problem: my three colors of yarn are just not digging this pattern. Two of the colors are too similar, so you can't really see the pattern at all, and the third color is also kind of similar to one color, but quite contrasting to the other, so the overall effect is... not really what I was looking for.
But - in the category of There's Always a Silver Lining - I am now more excited than ever to get a great combination of Spincycle yarn to make The Shift, and I'm looking forward to finding a pattern for the La Bien Aimee.
I was scrolling through Instagram this morning and came across some of Lesley Anne Robinson's pics that look amazing, and also like they would work well with my yarn. These look like good possibilities, but if you know of anything else that might look awesome with three 355 yard skeins of merino sportweight yarn, I would love to hear about them. :)
So - possible new shawl (and I've been wanting to start one recently), likely a pattern from a new designer (yay!), and Spincycle on the horizon (double yay!). Future looking bright - even if my immediate future involves some undoing. To quote another somewhat questionable titan of music, I believe it was Semisonic who said that every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. So here's to the end of my original The Shift, but the beginning of other fun projects. I'll keep you posted.