I can see a million new swatches on the horizon, well maybe not a million but lots.
My sister sent me a new book as a present. "Book of Fair Isle knitting" by Alice Starmore.
I had mentioned that I wanted to learn how to do this method of knitting correctly and that it would be one of my goals for 2023. I had knitted sweaters for my children with these patterns when they were children but I had just come up with my own methods, which I am sure wasn't right. The jumpers looked quite good, but I know I didn't do it the right way and back then I didn't know of any books to look at, I knew nobody who could knit these patterns and there wasn't any internet to Goggle it.
So I intend to start at page 1 and read every page and I will try to knit a swatch of every pattern. There are a number of new techniques that I will have to master as well so I think that knitting swatches will be the way to go. I'm looking forward to this new adventure and when I feel I am proficient enough I would like to knit this jacket.
Nothing like setting a high bar!