I was playing around with my one ball of yellow wool, a favourite mustard shade. I decided to make a chunky garter stitch cushion cover, and went to the shop without a sample of the original colour and made my best guess match. I got it wrong. Too bright, too shiny, too bold. But once I started knitting the thing, I just couldn't stop. I joined two of the 8ply strands together, cast 50 stitches on to a 9mm pair of needles, and kept riding that flamboyant wave up and down and up each row. It didn't take long to finish. I had the idea half way through that I would soften the brightness with a light brown dye, but I don't think I will. It likes who it is, it's comfortable to stay that way.