I currently am in love with the color orange, so I envisioned using up this lovely skein of orangey-red goodness (it even has SPARKLES in it, squeal!)
I found this sock pattern I wanted to knit, and so I downloaded it and got myself a nice hot cup of tea and sat down for an enjoyable knit.
Or so I thought.
I happily cast on, and after about an hour and a half of knitting, the uncomfortable but undeniable truth started to hit me.
My color combination just wasn't going to work. Drat. The white isn't enough of a contrast with the paler orange parts to make the pattern pop, and there's not much point in going to all the work of knitting something Fair Isle if you can't even see the pattern clearly.