Really. If I did, I’d be asleep right now. But, since I’m not I’ll post some pix of tonight’s slightly manic progress on all things knitted…
I swatch religiously. I do. My knitting instructor inscribed “Thou Shalt Always Swatch” on my soul, during the first lesson. So, needless to say, I have a LOT of swatches. I got rid of some by donating them to the Womenspace Afghan. But, they keep being created. I can’t use the same yarn over and over again.
And, tonight, during X-Files (the ULTIMATE knitting show, I swear!) a flash of brilliance came to me. Avian Flight made me a photo album for our last swap, and I had planned to use it for my sister’s upcoming baby photos (good luck getting them, right?). But, the book also makes a great swatch journal. I grabbed all my current project swatches and threw them in:
The needle size (both for the yarn and the pattern) was supposed to be a US 8. The yarn company swears that the yarn will knit up to 4 sts/ inch on 8’s. The pattern calls for 5sts/ inch. Joy. I achieved 4.5, and altered the pattern because I am busty, and decided to try. Then my knitting blossomed to just barely 4 sts/ inch. I decided to re-swatch (other knitters in the KAL also found that they had to use US 5’s to get the correct gauge) and then rip.
Now, after 11″ of K1P1 ribbing, I am back to the beginning:
Ahwell. Life goes on. Now, I need to sleep. Or, at least, achieve horizontality.