I'm normally pretty fussy about the projects I begin, particularly when the item is going to be a full size wearable one for myself. So I don't know what I was thinking when I cast on for Rosedale a few nights ago. I had just got back from Spotlight feeling particularly pleased with my haul of Katia Tundra, a wool/acrylic/rayon blend, which has the gradual tweedy colour changes of Patons Shadow Tweed. I'm a sucker for a bargain and $1.99 for a 100g ball (particularly when it's marked down from $17.95!) was just too much for my much depleted will power.
So $14 and 7 balls later I'm at home and cruising Ravelry to find a project for my very special yarn, and remembered Rosedale from an old issue of Knitty. I think my thought processes were looking for something simple to showcase the colours, but really, I think I was high on the fumes of the permanent moth-proofing, because now in retrospect and a third of the way through this project, I can't see anything endearing about it at all. Ah well, I will soldier on with the monstrosity, and who knows, I may even like it at the end.