Here's what I did today while waiting for the first load to dry:
This is a swatch for Chicago. I've loved this design and wanted to knit it for a long time. I thought it would look great in yellow. Problem is, now that I've knitted the swatch, I find I really don't care for the fabric.
I was intending to knit this without the beading. For the first 4", I did the yarn-over pattern without the slipped stitch where the bead would have been. Pretty characterless. And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get an even tension. So I decided to add in the slipped stitch after all, minus the bead. It looks slightly better, but I'm just not in love. And since I am in love with the yarn and the color, I want to make a sweater I will love too.
Oh . . . did you hear that? I think I heard the sound of a frog . . .