Y’all are so great.
I swatched for the hooded sweater last night. This yarn is a single, which means it does something different when I knit with it– one side of the stitches is tighter than the other (I assume because of the way the yarn twists when making the stitches). The result is that I will have vertical texture on my hoodie. Making it the best sweater ever…..
I’m still working on some gauge issues, so still swatching. I may end up doing this one a bit out of gauge. No problem–I consider “within 1/2 a stitch” to be close enough gauge. Gauge and swatches are guidelines, not rules. Gauge changes during the making of a thing, so I try not to be enslaved by it.
Anyway, there you are. My wonderful friends. Building up my confidence and shit. I love you all. (Even if this sweater turns to hell.)