First, let me get this off my chest:
I got a job! I start on Monday, and I'm super excited (and incredibly nervous).
Now that that's been said, I have a story for you.
Once upon a time, a overzealous knitter bought yarn for a new project. This knitter had used the brand of yarn in question before, but never in that colorway. Being rather
Despite the fact that the colors resembled that of the skein on the left, the knitter was absolutely smitten. No one knows why, since she's never particularly liked the color orange, and really started avoiding it when she started attending OU. Even still, she was convinced that the yarn was going to be gorgeous when she knit it up. She immediately flew home to cast on what she knew was going to be the perfect pattern for it.
It wasn't. The yarn looked like clown barf.
Not deterred, the knitter frogged her barf. She chucked the barfy yarn out of sight and learned from her mistake. This time, she bought a yarn without variegated colors. That yarn happened to be highlighter yellow, but that's beside the point.
She knit and knit and knit, until finally, one day, her Honey Cowl was finished. The knitter eagerly bound it off the needles and put it on.
That's when the knitter realized she probably should have gone down a few needle sizes because she knew she had horribly loose gauge. Whoops. Now the cowl almost reached her knees.
The overzealous knitter still loved the cowl, though even mere photos couldn't contain the retina searing color. She happily wore the cowl until everyone around them had lost all ability to see from the blinding color.
(And no, the yarn isn't that yellow color. Uncap a yellow highlighter and look at it. That is the color this cowl is. Even my camera screamed in agony over at it. I'm in love).