Since my list of crafty resolutions for the year is so ambitious, I figured while I was trapped indoors by the latest snowstorm in my area, I might as well make use of the time and get a head-start. So I soaked my swatch, and it’s drying now.
I’ll be checking it tomorrow to see if I made gauge for my first adult sweater. Yes people, take it from me — swatching is important! Trust me, it’s not for the birds! It can make the difference between a wack project and an awesome one.
Sidebar: Wack meaning:
Something that just plain sucks, or isn’t cool at all. Lame.
Don’t be fooled by the following:
Got it?!! Okay then!!
Obviously, being trapped indoors is making me loopy! LOLOL!!! 😛
My goal this year is to make at least two sweaters for myself and I think Flax is a good place to start. It’s part of TinCanKnits Simple Collection and another one of my goals is to work through the entire collection so this project will be a two-fer. 😛
Last year (2013 — it feels so weird saying last year) I conquered my fear of knitting in public. In December, I knitted on my subway rides to and from work and that’s how this sweater is going to be done. Since it’s mostly stockinette stitch, something mindless that I can do on the train, I have no doubt that I could finish this project in good time.
I did the swatch just before the year closed but I need to see how much the yarn will grow when wet. I also need to see if I’ll have to do down a needle size. I want to get all that done before the end of the weekend. Cause Monday, if you’re in NY, and taking the train, I’ll be that woman with a million bags, knitting needles, serenely working on her sweater in the chaos that’s her transit system. I can’t think of a better way to pass my commuting time; can you? 😀