i did swatch. there's the proof. i got gauge.
i almost finished knitting the first ball tonight (tahki cotton classic, 108 yds), but then i saw a mistake ... a mistake i could not fudge nor fix, without ripping.
i could pick up where i left off (after picking up my stitches again) ... but no, i don't feel like it right now.
i think, instead, i'm going to knit on my dishcloth!