I got this card in a yarn shipment today. It made me smile a bit, but got me thinking – what would my crafting confession be? While I was thinking about that, I sat down to work on my Niazuma. Now, the couple days I’ve been working on it, it has seemed kind of big to me. So after doing a row or two, I finally laid it out and measured. Yup. About 4 inches too big, even over the ease I planned for. So I ripped it back and cast on again. I recalculated my size based on the gauge from what I’m now choosing to think of as my very large swatch.
Now I did swatch, but here’s the thing – sometimes I kind of cheat on my swatches. Like this:
And for Niazuma, I actually knitted about an inch of swatch, squinted at it, said “Good enough”, and ripped it out to start the sweater. Which reminds me, I better knit an actual real swatch for Arachne!
So there’s my crafting confession. Sometimes I’m kind of half…hearted with my swatching.
What’s your crafting confession?