I am sad to inform you that the Heart Harf didn't win that contest I entered.
The only thing I can figure is they don't know true brilliance when they see it.
Nope, very few self-esteem issues around here.
I'll show them, I'll write the pattern up and people will be clamoring to buy it!
My only comfort, aside from disparaging the judges' ability to recognize awesome knitwear when they see it, is that I didn't knit the Harf for the contest.
I wasn't actually positive, so I dug through my old blog posts (which wasn't easy, apparently I don't apply tags consistently) to confirm.
As far as I can tell, although I knew about the contest when I dreamt the Harf up, I didn't dream it up for that reason. Looks to me like I was intending to make it one way or the other. I only made it for the contest because I was able to find suitable yarn from that company. This means it's not a total loss, since it's something I already wanted.
My only hope now is that they return it in a timely so I can start wearing it. humph.
Positive Thinking My Eye
This shows you that "the power of positive thinking" people are spouting nonsense.
I don't think I could have been more consistently positive about my anticipated win than I was.
Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Right?
I've decided that substituting light charcoal 1468 for my original dark charcoal 1469 is unacceptable. I decided I at least had to make an effort to get the right color, even in a different dyelot, before I used the wrong color.
I have a message out to Cynthia to see if she's reordering my color. If she isn't then I will proceed with the wrong color, knowing that at least I tried.
Or maybe I'll knit what I can and then ping the other people on Ravelry who have it.
I just can't decide.