Swatching dissapointments

Sometimes, in my head, a certain yarn is going to do something.  Say, make nice plump cables.  Or crisp lace.

Sometimes, getting out my needles and making a quick swatch, I realize that my yarn choice is all wrong.  The cables are limp, or the lace is basically invisible.  It happens regularly.  It happens less often if I check the projects for that yarn on Ravelry to find projects in the same type of stitch pattern.  But even then... no guarantee.

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