Apparently I've Been Tagged
1. Are you always happy with your FO’s?
For you non-knitters out there, FO = finished objects. I'm usually happy with my FOs, because if I don't like it, I start over much earlier in the process. I don't make things that I wouldn't use myself or that I wouldn't want to receive as a gift.
2. Are you sometimes so disappointed that you frog everything and start a new project? Why? Color? Yarn? Making? Too small? Too large?
Ummmmm, I don't think so. Oh no, that's a lie! I started making a baby jacket and frogged it because the sizing was all kinds of wrong. It was coming out huge and I didn't know what I did wrong. See question 4.
3. Do you wear your knits or do they end up at the bottom of a cupboard? If so, why? How do they age after being washed and worn?
Oh no, I wear things that I've made for myself. If I don't like it, I think it's a waste of time and yarn to let it sit at the bottom of my cupboard. For myself, I've only made socks and scarves, so I haven't had to worry about fit (yet). They've washed up just fine.
4. Do you always make a swatch? (maybe it should have been the first question, lol ?!)
Another explanation for non-knitters: a gauge swatch is when you take a pair of needles and knit up a small swatch with the yarn that you want to use for a particular project. It's supposed to have the exact number of stitches as specified in the pattern to ensure that a garment comes out being the correct size. I do almost always swatch, although I don't swatch properly. So I'll make the gauge square to know that I've had the correct needles, but I don't wash the swatch afterward. I haven't made anything where fit is incredibly important yet though, but I'm going to have to change that soon.
5. Finally, would you rather work with some yarns you know well rather than others to avoid bad surprises?
I don't really like surprises. I love discovering new yarns, especially as there are so many out there. If I see something that I love in a shop, I have no problems buying it even though I've never worked with it before. If I'm looking for yarn for a particular prizes, however, I'm going to look at suggested yarns for the project, as well as yarns that other people like.