Sometimes when I'm knitting something, I just can't feel the love. Sometimes I realize it quickly and sometimes I realize it too slowly. Best thing though is to realize it before you finish knitting the entire item.
Case and point - I was knitting Tinder by Jared Flood out of some Cascade 220. I really dislike seaming (even though I think I'm good at it because I sewed before I learned to knit)...so I converted the pattern to knit in one piece. I got as far as the underarms and put it down for weeks. Part of the reason was that I needed to have quiet time (not during the holidays) to do the math to convert the sleeves to seamless. When I picked it up, I realized part of the reason was I wasn't in love with it at all. The pattern is interesting but it wasn't something I loved.
So I frogged 17 1/2 inches of an entire sweater body - 3 skeins of Cascade 220. That's a lot of knitting but better to love what you knit than just live with it. So, for now the yarn is in a time out while I do some stalking of patterns. I think I'll find something else in my stash to work on for a while.