Not all of which what you expected. So, what happened with the Koigu swatch? I cast on with excitement, intending to knit a square with one color of the Koigu and get all the stitch and row information I would need to cast on and make a Tempest for myself. In my anticipation to see the colorways together I decided to make a striped swatch.
"What stripes?" you ask. I know it! And, oh by the way, where is the blue?! This photo, even after white-box shot and manipulation in my photo editor doesn't show just how purple it is, but dang it! It is PURPLE! Why didn't I see how purple it was in the skein? Well, I did see it, but I think I just wanted to see blue. And while I wanted the stripes to be subtle, I wanted to see them!
I'm thinking a couple of things. First, over a whole side of a sweater the stripes will probably be more obvious, you can't really tell that from a 4" swatch. Or, I have enough of both colors to make the sweater in one color, but I kind of wanted the stripes. (Yes, I am whining.) BUT, and this is the thing, I do.not. see myself in purple. Periwinkle? Yes, but purple? What if I finish this and decide that I really cannot wear this purple? While I decide whether or not to cast on for a front and see what the effect is on a larger canvas, this project is in time out.
So I swatched again for another project and while debating the pros and cons of purple I decided to knit this:
Eight. Who knows? Maybe knitting purple for somebody else will bring me around to liking it for myself.