Yarn and pattern matching, resupply break.
The yarns I ordered last week came on Saturday (because both the good folks at the yarn shop and the good folks at the post office are awesome and doing heroic work to help us all be as comfy as possible while we stay home as much as possible).
I love them both. I *think* I know which one will end up being the best bet for the pattern I want to design. But as always, the only way to tell for sure is to swatch.
So, more swatches are next. Yes, more! I am in no way kidding when I say swatching is how you get to be good at knitting/designing.
That’s part of why I’m *doing* this series of posts (roll back through the most recent posts for more info if you’re just now tuning in…).
The comment/complaint/question I get most often from folks is some variation of ‘how do I make pretty things without having to ever swatch?’ and the answer is, short of occasional good luck, you don’t. You really need to swatch.
It’s good for you. It builds character. Or at the very least, it makes your knits better.