When I’m ready to start a new project, the last thing I feel like doing is knitting a swatch. I do it, I just don’t like it. It’s like eating your vegetables. You have to.
I started knitting swatches as a break from works in progress. When I felt the urge to start something new, I swatched. That way when I finish one project and am ready to go onto the next, I’m swatched and ready. After I finished the honeycomb cabled section of my Shakespeare Cardigan, I needed a break.
Thing number #1 picked up some new toys at Petco. This shark is supposed to be one of those “indestructible” toys. Yeah, right. The cashier did say that if they “break it” within a month, we can bring it back. A month? Try 1 day.
They are missing their calling. I’ve got to see if I can get them jobs as toy testers.
The stuffing is coming out of the shark’s mouth and the stitching is coming undone. It’s a fan favorite to be sure.