This started out about a year ago intending to be a scarf made with double stranded Rowan Kid Mohair using browns and knit on size 4 needles. I had a nice little pattern going then I decided to throw the white in there just for kicks. You know what? I liked the white a little too much and was starting to doubt the colors I had picked. So I put it down to think it through and basically forgot about it.
Then a few weeks ago, I was going through my yarn wanting to start another project and I found this. I picked it up again and continued the original pattern. (I had traded the extra mohair I had bought when I started the project months ago for other yarn since then.) I got through 4 or 5 color bands past the second white stripe when I realized I was not going to have enough yarn to finish this!
After some thinking, I realized I didn't really *need* another scarf did I? So what to do? Then I thought a bit more and realized it would make a really nice snood (basically a large collar). So I started the arduous task of ripping back rows and rows of double stranded snaggy mohair. I "ripped" till I got to the beginning of that next greyish brown after the white band and then backed up that whole thing. Then I refinished that dark band (which was the same as the beginning) and bound it off and stitched it up.
The moral of the story? Don't abandon a project so quickly - there is always something nice it can become. Also, never ever knit with double stranded mohair if you even *think* you might have to undo it!