O f course this is how this works. Of course! Now that I'm happy to be working with wool, and am not wanting anything to do with cotton, of course a batch of cotton arrives in the mail.
I'd mentioned earlier that I'd made a big Knit Picks order, and that I'd post more on it at another time. I suppose now would be as good a time as any to bring this up again. About a month ago, I ordered a sampling of Knit Picks wool, mostly all Merino Style, a few balls of Elegance, and some Shimmer. I just couldn't make a decision on one or two colours of the Merino Style that I liked the most, so I ordered 2 balls of a bunch of their colours, and some larger quantities of colours I really liked. I wanted to see what everything looked like in real life, and, well, I went 100% crazy before finalizing the order--somehow I justified purchasing 2 balls of multiple colours. Maybe I was thinking mittens? A striped sweater? Tea towels? I'm not sure really, but I had big dreams about it at the time.
But then when the order came in, I was pretty disappointed with the colours. I was really impressed with the quality of everything, but the colours just weren't right for me. The Knit Picks website's colours look so rich and bold, and much of what I got was mostly dull colours. A few exceptions here and there (grass was my favourite), but for the most part I wasn't thrilled. Thinking that I wouldn't want to knit with wool in the summer, I exchanged the colours I didn't like for the bag of Shine you see above. Which, as we've covered, of course was delivered at the height of my distate for cotton.
I really like the colour, I promise I won't return it. Hopefully I'll get over knitting with cotton, and make something possibly nice with this. Not quite sure what yet. The back of another Ribby Cardi, perhaps?