Ripping out a mostly knitted project is too discouraging for me to do most of the time - and forget a completely-knit project that didn't work for me, I pass those onto somebody else to enjoy - but if the yarn is amazing and out of production, well...
Remember the fingerless gloves I tried to design for my Vesper sock scraps? The thumb I came up with would make an excellent spout cover for a tea cosy, wouldn't it. And it felt okay on my actual thumb, too, but overall this pattern just didn't gel.
Still, I absolutely love these colours, and now that I have a functional fingerless glove pattern, I am as excited as ever about seeing these particular stripes on my hands when it's cold.
Wrap (too lazy to get out the swift).
Oh, come on - how can you not play with such crazy crinkly yarn?
And now it's just soak and hang to dry and re-cake and cast on and make a new pair of stripey gloves. Done and done. Between stints of tax return prep, of course. And knitting a few rounds of those England-bound socks.
Hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday!