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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Swatch Sundays!

Welcome to Swatch Sundays!

I love looking through stitchionaries and before I discovered all the great patterns available online I only used stitch dictionaries for my projects. I was into making baby blankets and dreamed of making one in all the stitches I had available. Of course that never happened. This year I would like to at least test as many different stitches as I can so I decided I would do swatches of my favorite stitches. I've been wanting to practice cables for some time now and recently purchased a class on craftsy to help so this would be a perfect way to try out the different cables without going into a project. 

I went shopping today for a couple things I needed. One thing I needed to get was some wool yarn. Since I want to be able to block the swatches easily I decided it would be the best yarn to use. I'm using Patons Classic Wool Worsted that is 100% wool. I only got one ball today to try it out but what I like is whenever I run out I can just go to my local store and pick some up so I don't have to wait and I can use a coupon. 

Some of the main stitches I can to test out are cables so I picked these up too. 

Of course I will need knitting needles, which I already have. And finally, I will need stitchionaries. I don't have a lot but I think these 5 are enough to keep me busy for the year. 

The plan is I will take time every Saturday to work up a new stitch and block it. Then on Swatch Sundays I will share it with you all. Since I just planned to do this yesterday I don't have a swatch to share today so I will have 2 next Sunday!

Join Me!
If this sounds like something you are interested in you are welcome to join in. Leave a comment below with a link to your Swatch Sunday post!


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