I don't knit much that requires a swatch. I mostly knit socks, shawls, baby blankets, baby clothes, toys. I rarely knit adult sweaters/tops - then I would definitely swatch.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
Lady Feb Sweater
more shawlettes, socks