I have set the facecloth aside.  It’s not that I don’t like it…it’s that if I had to knit one more inch of flat, beige, garter stitch I’d do something injudicious.  I needed some color, and some wool, and something a bit more engaging.

So there was some swatching.

And then casting on (I swear that looks like nothing so much as a caterpillar…back me up on this).

And now there are the beginnings of a hat.  Which has the advantages of being not flat, not beige, and not in garter stitch.  It’s also in a lovely lovely yarn (Kunlun by Miss Babs) that has absolutely no linen to at all (I was apparently missing wool after all that time with linen).  Let’s see if this is the refresher I needed!