With the cuffs finished, my needles were empty (cough, mostly, cough), and I found myself in need of a project.  I’d had an idea bubbling away in the back of my mind for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect time to play with it.  It required two yarns though, so I knew there would be a fair amount of swatching.

So first came this.  high contrastOh, then this.

low contrastUm, and then a little of this.

really high contrastAnd none of those are quite right.  Which is fine, they’re swatches.  They’re there to teach me things, not to be perfect.  And they’ve taught me quite a lot of things, so they’ve done their jobs well, even if they have all since gone to the great swatch pile in the sky.

They’ve actually taught me enough that I may have just sent a cable on the secret designers’ wire service to one of my favorite yarn folks to see if we can hatch a little plot.  Because this will require just the right yarn, and that’s too good an opportunity to pass up!