Disaster #1 I bought this yarn (Rowan Creative Focus Worsted) on a March Break trip to London and in my mind I was thinking I would knit some kind of vest with it. Instead of listening to my gut I picked a lovely knitted sweater pattern by Glenna C. called Dundurn. After knitting a swatch I was all set to go. I decided to knit both of the sleeves at the same time. As I was knitting the sleeves a little voice in my head told me that this was going to be a warmer sweater than I first anticipated and/or desired and I should go back to my vest idea. However, I ignored that voice and kept on knitting until I was about 3/4 done the sleeves. By this point I finally listened to that voice and put down the needles.
Here is one project I did finish between Disaster #1 and Disaster #2. It is the Chevron Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn found in the knit.wear Spring 2013 magazine. It was a very quick knit and I was very pleased with how it turned out. I used a combination of Madelinetosh Chunky in Fathom and Fyberspates Chunky Scrumptious Solid. You should try it.
Now I have to pick another pattern to work on. What do you do when a pattern is not working out?