I learnt the hard way about tension/ gauge swatches and it would be for one of my favourite designer's, Ysolde, first submission to Knitty. Looking back that was in 2005 and I think it took me nearly a year to knit and a sad day to realise it was way way too small :(
Here she is being interviewed about her next book. I am intrigued by her accent and that is what drew me to watching this in the first place. I was expecting a broader lilt but it is really more mid atlantic to my ears.
Percy update - today somehow with work and all there has been some major progress, I finished Chart B. I even braved knitting on the train on the way home - I didn't quite finish a row in the trip. I just put in the hopefully last life line before the end. 35 rows to go for Chart C and every other row is purl so fingers crossed this will be a smooth ride.