This is the swatch for my Mason Dixon Moss Grid Hand Towel and it is, sadly, a fail.
I'm a loose knitter. I know this. I routinely go down two needle sizes from what a pattern calls for. Routinely.
For some reason, I thought I could get away with this one on size 4 needles. The pattern calls for 5. I convinced myself I would tighten up a little. And clearly, that didn't work. I can't even see the pattern in the swatch. It's just a loose mass of yarn.
Swatch fail. I hate that.
But it's so much better to acknowledge it now and swatch a size or two down than end up with that bad feeling in the pit of your stomach midway through the project. You know, the one where you put the project down, knowing you will never pick it up again even though it was once your beloved.
I had hoped to get a start on this project later this week, but I'm going to have to wait until I can get my hands on some size 2 needles and swatch again.