Monday, September 04, 2006

My First Swatch


Despite all the good warnings around swatching, I'm always just too lazy or too excited to jump into the new project to bother. I'll knit for a bit of the project, then measure to see if I'm on track and have been pretty lucky so far. For Bobble Blue, I knitted a sleeve for a swatch. That might sort of count. After hearing all the complaints around blogland about Hourglass Sweaters made with Cash Iroha stretching and stretching and stretching after washing, wearing, etc., I thought I should finally heed the ubiquitous warnings. Hence, my first swatch! I even washed and blocked it. I'm so proud of myself. I did knit two rows less than directed, but we won't discuss that. And now I'm swatching for Cherry without even casting on for Hourglass. I guess I can change, huh?


Notice any changes around my blog? I'm trying to neaten things up a bit, more complex when you don't know anything about html. I'm learning, though. But, that's why I'm taking baby steps with some changes, not a complete blog overhaul. Still having some issues, but it's been fun learning how all this stuff works. good times.