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6 January 2010 1,784 views 5 Comments

graffitiBefore starting a project, there’s usually a swatch. A lovely piece of knitting that gets washed once (if it’s lucky) and then gets fondled and measured and then tossed aside when the real knitting begins. It always seems such a shame to have these wee squares of different sizes just laying about.

While doing a stash toss this weekend, I found a bag of gauge swatches from some of my earlier projects (some pre-blog even.) I snipped off the labels I’d so carefully attached and sewed them together on the sewing machine. I think this is a far better use for them than hanging about in a drawer, right?

Swatched

5 Comments »

  • sam said:

    a stop sign warmer! how cute. there was a blog or maybe it was a rav project that they made little sock cuffs for a statue in their town. it was mark twain I believe!

  • Manise said:

    Ha! You’ve added to our fair city’s knitted pole graffiti! I think there’s one in JP and in a few other locales too. Love it!

  • Celestial said:

    This is awesome!

  • Sherpamama said:

    that’s a good tomato… everyone should be warm and fuzzy!

  • thea said:

    I love this! Great idea, awesome photo.

    And hi, I just found your site :)

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