The Briar Rose knit-a-long sponsered by http://blog.bygumbygolly.com/ starts on Tuesday! My yarn, http://www.knitpicks.com ‘s Comfy in fingering weight, arrived yesterday and I did my first swatch. I’ve been told I knit with a death grip on my needles so I wasn’t surprised that my first swatch wasn’t to gauge. This is on size #3 needles, which is the recommended size for the pattern. I will try again with size 4 but it might have to wait. I don’t think I own any size 4 needles.