One of my current WIPs, a Holiday Doodle cowl, has been giving me fits. I kept trying to start, and just could not get enthused about it at all. I just could not get the right yarn for one of the colors I wanted to use.
First try – that yellow is way too bright.
The next try was closer in color to what I wanted, but was a really dense, heavy acrylic that didn’t work at all with the other yarns.
Third try. Much nicer yarn, but now the color is more Velveeta than gold. If I work in a pattern area about festive processed cheese, this will be my go-to yarn.
This one was just right!
And once I had the right yarn, the project just started to flow.
Have you had a project thwart you lately? Do tell!