Beyond Swatches “The Blog”

Swatches they say is the key to great fitting hand knit garments. “They say” lol, can’t help but laugh because I KNOW that making a gauge swatch is critical for certain projects but I just never do them lol. Never might be a stretch, I do like to play with a new ball or hank of yarn and you’d think knitting a swatch would just come naturally, however…Jumping head first into a project, casting on that 127 stitches, just to find out the yarn is too thick or thin is an adrenaline rush that you simply wouldn’t understand unless you were in my head (you don’t wanna be in there, you might get lost)

As a chronic project starter and scatter brained knitter there’s literally no telling where my knitting adventures go. I may be wrist deep in a sweater, hat and shorts all on the same day. Then work on a blanket tomorrow just because I saw a pattern that I wanted to try.

Despite whatever is going on, there is always a reason to knit. One more stitch is what I tell myself. Meditation in stitches along with my faith is what gets me through most challenges and since I can’t live without either there will always be a project on my needles. So follow along on my quest to become a better knitter, teacher and person.

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