I don't know about you but I'm so bad about swatching before any of my knitting projects...I know it's something I need to do but it's soooo hard to be disciplined about it. I'm so excited to start the project itself I completely skip the swatching and it's full steam ahead in blind faith it's all going to work out! I have been lucky so far but by the looks of some of the projects I'm about to take on, I think I should do something about my sad state of discipline.
I've been online searching for some creative ways to display these up and coming swatches and found some great ideas from many of my fellow knitters. I'm especially in love with Ysolda's swatch board; the fabric is so much fun and I think I'm seeing a craft store in my near future.
I can imagine with as much designing as Ysolda does that she's surrounded by billions upon billions of swatches. Having a board makes it easier to see the design and the way the fabric is going to match up to that design. The board is so cute, it almost makes me look forward to swatching for new projects....notice how I said almost! LOL