Yesterday I received in the mail a generously sized swatch that I had previously submitted to a publication. This original swatch was done using a cotton/wool/silk blend, DK weight yarn from Farmhouse Yarns. I had known for some time that my submission was rejected and I was also aware that they would return my swatch. But, now that it is here, I kind of feel like now what?
My original idea for the swatch was to make a nice, lightweight, scarf out of these hexagonal motifs. It would be three motifs wide and about 14 or 15 motifs in length. I had also ruminated over the idea of making it a shawl or wrap. I really liked how the motif worked up and I also liked the idea of a slightly variegated yarn (you can see in the pictures that it changes from a pinkish/orange to orange with flecks of white). Perhaps though, this isn't the right yarn for the project. Do the color changes take away from the motif design? Originally, I had thought that it was a simple enough design that the yarn would enhance it but now I'm not so sure.
So I'm asking for a little help here. Should I continue with this project (using this yarn) and still write up the pattern? Or should I try using a different solid or semi-solid yarn for this motif? Should I just scratch the project all together?
And if I decide to forget about it, what do I do with a swatch this size?