Last winter I made a sweater out of Plucky Knitter's Scholar, in Wintry Mix. (I don't know whether that term has quite the impact in mildish climates that it does here in the Up North; the Plucky Knitters work their magic just down the road from here, and they knew exactly what they were about when they gave this creamy, gray-y, beige-y stuff that name. It looks so much better on yarn than it does when it's falling from the sky.)
Anyway, that sweater, even though the pattern was lovely, and by a wonderful designer, just wasn't right. It needed yarn much lighter than Scholar, although I had persuaded myself that it would be fine. So I unraveled it and waited. Then along came Hannah Fettig's Texture, and in it, the Artwalk Cardi. Perfect! I got gauge immediately. Knitting it is fun--the pattern is as easy as it is pretty--and I'm sailing along.
In the background, in more than one way, is my husband's Goatherder, a beautiful Ann Budd pattern I'm knitting in Shelter, in a dark dark navy with many-colored flecks. This poor sweater keeps getting shoved aside in favor of bright shiny things that catch my eye (cough Hadley cough), but it too is fun knitting, and I love my husband, and I will get it done, someday.