This is my second project I've actually swatched for. I mean, SWATCHED. Knit 4-5 inches in pattern then counted. Have I mentioned how much I <3 Knitting Math Wizard and Sweater Wizard? I suppose I should back up. I've finished both Lilith and Marrakash. In fact, I've worn Lilith to work. So I'm out of major projects and need something to do. I do have the secret project, but I can't knit it in front of Grilltech. Duh, it's a SECRET. He's been asking, is it for me? I'm been taking lessons from Sayid. If I don't so say A, he can't say B. He's been bugging me about it. So far, I've managed not to tell him ANYTHING but I've been known to talk.
Back to topic, Knitting software - it's kewl. Plug in the numbers and it does the math. AMAZING!! I say, I get 28 stitches to 4 inches on size 3 needles, it tells me the gauge is 7.25 inches!! Do you know how AWESOME that is? With very little work.