Monday, January 29, 2018

Making, right now

Right now I'm making...

:: progress on the more boring tasks in my life. End of year bookkeeping, taxes and annual accounts for six (small) bussinesses. I always have to kick myself to start and then I remember how easy it is. Actually, I even like doing this. I should remember that next year.

:; plans and decisions about the rest of my work. I feel like I bit off more than I can chew, trying to maintain (and grow) three blogs and hoping to write another book. I need to prioritize.

:: a swatch. So exciting, right? Well, actually I can't really remember ever having done that before. I must have, because my reason for not doing it is that even after swatching and calculating and making things hard, I tend to end up with something wider or narrower than I intended. Oh, that's right. I swatched before knitting my husband a sweater that somehow ended up big enough to house two men his size (realized that about half way in). Anyway, since I want to share a real pattern for my last hat, I thought I'd try to state the gauge I'm knitting in.

Linking up with Jeannie Gray Knits' Makers' Monday.


  1. Ugh! Gauge swatching - yuck. Even after 20+ years of knitting, my mood still has a tremendous affect on my gauge. Even if I did (and I rarely do) swatch, it would mostly likely not be accurate an hour later.
    Well, I'm off to see if I can find your other blogs.

  2. Ha, glad I'm not alone in my gauging problems. ;-)
    You're welcome to read my other blogs ( and, but they're in Dutch...

  3. I hate to swatch, so I usually avoid it by knitting with yarns I know what my gauge is. Lovely hand writing!!

  4. That's a clever tactic! And thanks, but my notes don't look that good ;-)