I wish I could do that with knitting. (And with men, but that's another story.)
I'm over halfway done with my Diamond Yoke Cardigan but had to frog back to fix my M1stitches. Bored, I decided I'd detour and make a quick project instead. I grabbed the Knit Picks Swish Bulky I'd just gotten in the mail and whipped up the new, adorable Fuzzy Mitten pug pattern. I am the proud mamma of Moose, pug extraordinare, so of course I had to make his body double.
Not the pug. Just the yarn. Swish is gorgous: merino, plush, squishy, and soft, soft, soft. It great to knit with this lucious yarn, which holds its shape much better than the Comfy Bulky I've been using for the cardigan. I tried the cotton/acrylic Comfy because I'm menopausal and live in the Mid Atlantic where the winters are fairly mild. But after knitting up the Swish, I think I need to abandon ship and swim towards that Swishy shore. (Hmmm... maybe I should be undoing that particular metaphor!)
I swatched up the Swish in both plain stockinette and in the twisted rib pattern. My only response is SIGH.
I've done a lot of work on the Comfy version, but I really think I should reboot and start over. Now that I've got the pattern down pat, it will be easier and faster to re-create. And hopefully I'll end up with the sweater I'd envisioned to begin with.
I was going to buy Swish, but I found Louet Riverstone Bulky on sale at Webs, God bless them. You can always count on Webs for a great deal! The Swish would have cost me over $90 with shipping, but the on-sale Riverstone is only $58. Both are 100% wool; let's hope I like the Riverstone as much as Swish. I do love the color, which will be becoming with my dark hair and pale skin.
Perhaps this additional purchase will remind me that yarn substitution makes all the difference - and that I really don't like acrylic blend yarn, at least not for sweaters for me.
So here we go: CTRL V. Or even better: CTRL ALT DEL!!!