I enjoy and loathe Facebook. I enjoy my friends and family on the site, I like the humorous bits, I like seeing friends' projects and hobbies. I loathe the ads. And the honey trap ads get me every time. As a knitter, you may recognize those honey traps: gorgeous items knit up in sumptous yarns.
I fell for Tejido Cowl.
The next thing I know, I'm on Jimmy Beans site. Then WEBS site. All to get my next yarn hit.
We will not dicuss the stash previously posted.
The first yarn I thought would be delicious to have was called "Garnet Brooch." And it looked jewel-tone in the many photos I saw online.
It should have been called "Scratched garnet brooch in a mud puddle." Or "Dried Newt blood." Or "Faded brick dust."
This is what it looked like online:
This is what it looked like in reality:
So I returned that yarn and dug into my stash and came up with a purchase from Midwest Stitches Conference a few years ago:
And Jimmy Beans did not disappoint in the dark skein that I ordered:
I've two other projects to finish, then I cast on for this project!