I bought a new yarn a few weeks back purely based on color. Surprised yet? I swatched and pretty much decided on Snow Bird. I've knit a bit on it. But, I just was not feeling the love for it.
Then, I stumbled upon Amy Herzog's Shore Ledges pattern. I was drawn to the pattern for two reasons. One, well, you know, it was knit in almost the same color as my new yarn. The other was that I already had the gauge from my Snow Bird and I could adapt the pattern to my body through her Custom Fit program, so I bit on it.
At this posting, I can tell you that it is NOT going to be Snowbird. And I am not 100% sure that it is going to be Shore Ledges either. As much as I love the feel of the yarn (it feels ever bit as wonderful as Madtosh), I do not think I want a pullover out it.
So, it may be back to the drawing board or rather Ravelry patterns to find the perfect cardigan for it. In the meantime, I think I'll knit on some shawls!