Many moons ago I saw a hot pink roll neck sweater being worn on TV by the presenter of a gardening show (the only time I ever really remember watching a gardening show!) and was afterwards always vaguely for looking for one to buy. Then, several moons ago, I was given "Hollywood Knits" but at the time I didn't knit, so I gave it to someone who did.
Years afer these events I learnt to knit, and bought up the last six skeins of hot pink Karabella Aurora 8 in a lovely yarn shop in Philadelphia. I had no pattern,so the yarn was stashed for 5 or 6 years.
I regretted giving away "Hollywood Knits" but couldn't remember the title or author. Fortunately a google image search for the most memorable pattern (Jane Wyman's cigarette motif knitted tee) tracked those details Dow, and I found a second hand copy on Amazon for a few bucks.
Leafing through I found several patterns I loved (Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Jennifer Jones are particularly wearable), then I saw Peggy Cummins and realised that was the hot pink sweater I wanted!
I am making a few adjustments, for one thing no shoulder pads and for another I think this yarn will block to be looser once I'd finished so I *think* this will be looser fitting but I'm not sure by how much... I also don't have quite enough of the pink yarn, so I'm adding in stripes of dark chocolate brown to the back and arms; which sounds weird, but again I *think* will work.
Basically this whole thing is an experiment, and the yarn is a cozy soft merino so, if the worst comes to the worst and I'll only wear it at home when I'm absolutely freezing, at least it will feel amazing.