In any case, I’m planning on using this fantastic alpaca yarn my cousin, Ana, sent me from Peru. I believe she gets this yarn at the local artisan market. It is called the Mercado de Indios and is located on the Avenida Petit Thouars in Miraflores, Lima. It’s a great spot. If you’re ever in Lima, Peru, you should check it out. While I’m plugging Lima, I should add that my fantastic prima (cousin) has a wonderful B&B in Lima called the Residencial Miraflores. It was recently, very positively reviewed in The Guardian and is listed as one of the ten best B&B’s in Lima. Go, Ana! She's the best! I could go on about Ana, she certainly deserves lavish praise, but I did intend to write about gauge swatching so I'll get back to that. (You see, I'm not easily distracted.)
I’ve been knitting for about 15 years now, but this is the first time I noticed the difference in gauge from knitting flat and knitting in the round. It was eye-opening. I’d read this before and had done my gauge swatches in the round when called for, but I hadn’t actually taken the time to really observe and feel the difference.