I don’t believe in rushing. I’m firmly convinced that when you rush, you make stupid mistakes. If you feel like you should hurry, it’s probably actually time to slow down and take a breath. Which is why, despite the rather frantic pace of the last few days (as explained by the last post), I decided I wanted to whip the current project off the needles to double check that I liked how it was coming together.
I’m actually a big fan of this technique. There is (generally) no reason not to put your knitting on some waste yarn, pitch it in a sink full of water (do avoid dropping the ball of yarn the water though, that doesn’t go well), wring it out, and block it. This usually gives you a much better sense of the fabric than your swatch does. I wanted to be sure I liked the drape of the orange thing, so I did exactly that.