I learned tonight not to make hasty assumptions.
One of my knit coven members (we had shockingly few members present tonight -- four, at our peak numbers) brought the following tonight:
You know what they say happens when you assume. Granted, I won't go so far as to say that I completely fell in with the entirety of the saying, but I did feel a bit sheepish for making the assumption itself.
So just because a yarn looks like a hot mess in the skein, don't assume it will knit into a hot mess. It might just surprise you!