I should heed this advice. For some reason, I always think I will remember the critical bit of information. I don’t. Here is a swatch that is the perfect gauge for a sweater I am considering. (The color is much more a rich plum.)
The yarn is Thirteen Mile Sport. I used it for my Goddale, and I love it. The pattern I am considering is Highlander, from Anne over at Knitspot. I would like to make one of her sweaters, I’ve heard such good things about how well done the patterns are. However, I will have to make another swatch. I made this one some months ago, washed it and blocked it and then set it aside. What needles did I use? Five? Four? I can guess, but sweaters have to fit, so I’ll have to start over. Maybe next time, I’ll pin a little tag to it, or make knots in the tail for the needle size. It takes me a while to learn. Like a lifetime. Perhaps there is a treatment for failure to label, since I don’t appear to learn from my mistakes.
Today, I was reminded of this failing because I just finished boiling a cup of sesame seeds instead of quinoa. Both were in jars in the back of the fridge, unlabeled. The seeds only resemble quinoa if you don’t look closely. I kept boiling them, and they would not turn into quinoa. I even tasted them and says to myself I says, “I don’t remember quinoa tasting so much like sesame seeds.” And kept cooking them.
Only when I googled something like “why won’t my quinoa cook” did I look at the image on the screen and realize what I had done. Any suggestions for a cup of well-cooked sesame seeds? They won’t work in the tabbouleh for sure. Or do you have any tips on how to be more self-disciplined and label things that require me to know what they are?