Becky has tempted me with Honeycomb. So after hours of agonizing over color and monitor colors and what does this shade of purple really look like? I ordered up some Silky Wool in Deep Purple, #22. And it is oh, so lovely, and oh, so dark. And I was good–I even swatched. In pattern. And I came up with a barely visible pattern in the purple darkness.
Well, you can see the honeycomb, sort of, but this is not an accurate color capture. The pattern is easy–a twelve row repeat, but two of those rows are tiny cables, and seeing’s as how the piece is done on #4’s, it is a chunk of work. I don’t think it’s worth it to toil on small needles with a nice pattern and have it not. show. up.
So really, not a failed swatch. A magnificiently successful swatch, because it told me this yarn color was not going to work.
What’s a girl to do? Nora Gaughan’s Starfish Shawl, of course. With a cast on of 730 stitches. It’s all downhill from here.