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How to make a gauge swatch

A swatch is a small sample of knitting that can be used to demonstrate various attributes of a larger piece of knitting. In most cases a swatch is used to measure gauge. 751 more words

Nine Tricks for More Productive Knitting by Amy and Jaala

Over the last 11 years, Jaala has knitted a fair bit, and Amy has been knitting for decades!  Some tricks, when we learned them, made that flashbulb go off in our minds, and some we learned by sad trial and error. 1,762 more words

Knitting

2014: Some highlights

The last half of 2014 was spent in a lot of self-reflection. A lot of meditating. And a lot of contemplative solitude. I had some fun, too, but that just added to the overall tone of healing for me. 582 more words

Dating Myself

2014: Some highlights

The last half of 2014 was spent in a lot of self-reflection. A lot of meditating. And a lot of contemplative solitude. I had some fun, too, but that just added to the overall tone of healing for me. 582 more words

I Must Confess

That my loneliness
Is killing me noooooowwww
Don’t you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time… 360 more words

Monday Musings

What is a Test Swatch?

I have written about how to make and measure a gauge or test swatch, but I feel I need to address what a “test” or gauge swatch really is, and its benefits. 214 more words

Valerie's Thoughts

A Bad Knitting Day

It started out OK, but rapidly went south. I was working on clue #3 of the Michelle Hunter Mystery Shawl KAL and down to the last 6 rows — the Garter Stitch Lace Ladder. 449 more words