Recently I purchased a copy of Interweave Crochet (W09) for the first time. I've often scanned it at the counter in my LYS but have never actually bought one, because there wasn't anything I immediately wanted to knit (that's my magazine buying criteria!)
I love this little Tatiana Pullover, by Marlaina Bird. I already have the yarn chosen - some grey marle wool that my mother handed down to me, patiently unravelled into balls from it's previous incarnation as someone-else-in-the-family's jersey. A little bit itchy next to the skin, it will be fine over a cute top, and will sassy up tailored trousers or a skirt.
Cropped Jacket by Anne Farnham. I'm trying not to do this one in charcoal! So I excitedly bought a ball and as soon as I got home, cast on for a gauge swatch to determine it's suitability. I kept stopping to admire it after a few rows, fondling it to assess whether the eecky acrylic component wasn't too ghastly, and trying to convince myself that the fabulous colour made up for all that, and then stopped to admire the pretty tweedy colours again, when...
Ravelry to the rescue - A quick look at finished projects in the same yarn reveal - rainbow-like projects!!
Patons Shadow Tweed is actually a variegated yarn, and my project would end up striped! Enter curse word!
I am so glad I didn't take the plunge and purchase all 7 balls, and have only one ball that will probably end up as a hat.
Too much acrylic content anyway...
Note to Patons - please make it clear on your labelling that your yarn is multicoloured, especially when it is not obvious at first sight!