A friend I've had since middle school recently got engaged, so, naturally, the KNIT SOMETHING FOR THEM part of my brain lit up. I immediately started searching for patterns that would fit her and her wife-to-be. Found one called "A Kiss." Perfect.
Next came the search for the yarn(s). I found two colorways, one with my friend's name in it, one with her girlfriend's. I could not believe my luck. I couldn't wait to get started.
So I began.
And began again.
And began one more time.
It just wasn't happening. I could not get what was on my needles to match what was on the paper.
But I found another pattern. Its name is still appropriate, but all those disappointments have taken the shine off my eagerness.