Monday, September 04, 2006
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.